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Tuesday 30th September 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1w male Stonechat still until 1735 at least favouring mound adjacent to south end Wood Green Res, also adult Great crested Grebe on res, 6+ Chiffchaff (Bob Watts)
  • Arkley Fields/Whitings Hill: 4 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrels, 12 Swallows, 4 Chiffchaff (Roy Beddard)
  • Bow Creek: 2 Common Sandpiper (James Palmer)
  • Brookmill Park: Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Claybury Park: Stonechat, plus 3 Jays (Alan Hobson).
  • East India Dock Basin: c20 Teal, Cetti's Warbler calling (James Palmer)
  • Grovelands Park: 3 (2f 1m eclipse plumage), Shoveler on lake (Katy McGilvray)
  • Snaresbrook/Leyton Flats: m Stonechat, drake Gadwall, 9 Swallow S, c10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, 6+ Pied Wagtail, 8 Chiffchaff, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Coal Tit, 3+ Goldcrest (Stuart Fisher/P Betts)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Nightjar still (per RBA)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Buzzard S 1300, House Martin, 30+ Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, Spotted Flycatcher (RPBirders)
  • St James's Park: c100 House Martin over the Lake at 09:00 then W, Kingfisher at 08:25 & 14:00, 2 Grey Wagtail and a Chiffchaff (Frank Nugent).
  • Staines Reservoir: 5 Black-necked Grebe (BirdGuides)
  • Stanwell Moor: Firecrest in new willows on left between gate & boardwalk (Graeme Charles)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: male Firecrest still in Sanctuary Wood 1335 in mixed tit flock with 2+ Goldcrests, Chiffchaff (Bob Watts)
  • Wanstead Flats: Short-eared Owl for about 40 minutes over the SSSI & brooms, being mobbed by crows magpies parakeets & Starling in turn. then flew high north. At one point looked to land in the brooms but seemingly not bothered by the attention it was receiving, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 5 Swallow, 5+ Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 5-6 Goldcrest, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pochard, 10+ Shoveler, 3 Teal, 12 Gadwall, 7 Common Gull, 2 Linnet, 4 Skylark (Nick Croft/Richard Rae)
  • Wanstead Park: Tawny Owl calling in Bush Wood c 6:20 (Dan Hennessy)
  • North Finchley - The Lindens:- Nuthatch calling on TV aerial, then flew West at 12.00. (Geoff Crabtree).
  • Whitings Hill: 30+ Swallow feeding low over 5.15 pm (David Martens)
  • Worcester Park: 25 Pied Wagtail, 8 Meadow Pipit, 40 Goldfinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Peregrine Falcon one with Magpie kill(Bob Smith)

Monday 29th September 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1w male Stonechat still cricket pitch perimeter (James Palmer)
  • Brent Reservoir: 5 Ruddy Duck (2m,3f), 1 Little Egret; 1 Water Rail, 2 Lapwing, 15 Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper (Andrew Haynes, Roy Beddard).
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Stock Dove (Conrad Ellam).
  • Canary Wharf: Grey Seal (this is probably the one that is fed regularly by workers at Billingsgate fish market) in South Dock at 11:45, 20 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Wagtail (Stuart Fisher)
  • Crossness: Guillemot (Mike Robinson, per BirdForum).
  • Ealing (W13): Chiffchaff in garden with tit flock (Bill Haines)
  • Leyton: Buzzard East over Jubilee Pk 15:30 (Paul Whiteman)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Stonechat (grazing marsh), 16 Snipe (Wader scrape), Peregrine, 2 hobby (Catherine Beazley) Jack Snipe (R.Kaye)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Nightjar roosting again on branch of elderberry tree (BirdGuides).Still there at 5.30 (Conrad Ellam)Still present untill c19.15 where it flew around the beds & onto hackney marshes & wasnt seen again, (jp et al)
  • Northolt Aerodrome: 1 Great Grey Shrike still present along western perimeter fence Until 0745 for 2nd day. Access from Hillingdon trail & walk E towards control tower. (Franko J Maroevic, Andrew V Moon, Dominic Mitchell, Bob Watts).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Little Stint on Avely Pools 1530 (BirdGuides)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher at 14:20, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff and drake Ruddy Duck (Frank Nugent).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: (Lockwood) 1 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper; (East Warwick) 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 eclipse drake Pintail, c.100 Shoveler, 6 Wigeon, Lapwing, 2 Swallow E. (No.5) 1 Wigeon, Goldcrest; (No.4) Short-eared Owl (11:45) circled for 10-15 minutes, chased by Crows at one stage which in turn were attacked by a Peregrine; adult & juvenile Peregrine seen on different pylons; Meadow Pipit and Rock Pipit over; (No. 1) Cetti's Warbler singing (Paul Whiteman, Mike Messenger).
  • Wanstead Flats: Greenshank (north, calling), Common Snipe, Whinchat, 10 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 4 Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, 3 Goldcrest, 5 Linnet, 20+ Goldfinch, 15 Greenfinch, 3 Reed Bunting, 5 Pochard, 5 Teal, 25 Gadwall, 10 Shoveler, 2-6 Egyptian Goose, Coal Tit, 6 Common Gull, Great Black-backed Gull (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan/Richard Rae).
  • Wanstead Park: Kingfisher (Bob Vaughan) Water Rail reported last Friday on Perch (Jennifer Charter).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 3 Stonechat, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, c10 Chiffchaff, c20 Meadow Pipit & a couple of invisible calling Jackdaw. (David Lindo & Vanesa Palacios)

Sunday 28th September 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1w male Stonechat still cricket pitch perimeter, light passage Meadow Pipits (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: Wigeon, 6 Ruddy Duck, Little Egret, Peregrine, 8 Snipe, Green Sandpiper & 54 Meadow Pipits over (Andrew Self & Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park (Hampton Pond): 1 grey wagtail (Rob Bell) Kestrel (mobbed by Crow),3 Meadow Pipit (Ian R Watson)
  • Cranford Park: Stonechat, Meadow Pippit x 5, Skylark x 2, Canada Goose 3 x flocks over, approx 50 birds in all, Willow-Chiff x 2, Kingfisher, Hobby x 2 (T.James)
  • Hampstead Heath: 4 Common Buzzard together drifted SE from 13:10 & 1 over W at 15:05. Also 7 Shoveler, 9 Gadwall, 2 Linnet over S, 1 Grey Wagtail over NW and one at Highgate 1 Pond, c60 Meadow Pipit over, 3 Swallow W, Kingfisher at Sanctuary Pond (Frank Nugent).
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Pintail, 2 Ruddy Duck, 8 Mandarin, 3 Hobby, 21 Snipe, 2 Rock Pipit, one on marsh, one north. 17 Meadow Pipit, 5 alba Wagtail mostly south, 8 Grey Wagtail south & dropping in, 4 Stonechat, Reed Warbler, 5 Sedge Warbler, 16 Chiffchaff, 5 migrant Jay NW/NE, 15 Swallow S, Clouded Yellow and 3 Red Admiral all migrating high SW. fem House Sparrow Barnes Village.(R.Kaye)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Nightjar roosting on branch of elderberry tree 09:55-10:40. From the pond walk towards the Hackney Marshes exit past a black bench. After another ~20-30 yards there is a large elder tree to the left. Look for the broken horizontal branch to the right about 12 ft above the ground & the bird is on that. (Alastair Dent) Still c.12:00 (Paul Whiteman) Still 12.45 (TeRNS) Still 1330 (Alastair Dent) Still 2.45 (David Chapman) Still 1840 (Birdguides) Flew a couple of times at dusk low and just to other perches but lost to sight at 19:14 not seen to fly off or hunt though it was too dark to see much by then. (Paul Whiteman) (Alastair Dent)
  • Osterley Park: 4 Cormorant (2 Juveniles), 6 Egyptian Goose (4 Juveniles), 16 Gadwall, 5 Great Crested Grebe (3 Chicks), Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Heron, 11+ Jackdaw, 2 Jay, Kestrel, 2 Little Grebe, Mandarin, 22 Mistle Thrush, 7+ Ring-necked Parakeet, Shoveler (Richard Woolley).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 2 Little Owl, 26 Meadow Pipit, 14 Jackdaw, Green Woodpecker, 3 Stock Dove & 4 Grey Heron - fairly disappointing (Jon Ridge).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Song Thrush W, 21 Meadow Pipit over, 2 Grey Wagtail over, Linnet NW all 07:05-08:05, also 4 Buzzard (1 SW 1330 & 1 N of Hill 1350 & 2 W 1420), 7 Jackdaw incl 5 SW 0945, 13 Swallow SW, 17 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail over (RPBirders)
  • Stoneleigh Broadway KT17: 1 Common Buzzard low nw 13:45, 1 Peregrine w. 14:00, 1 Bullfinch w. 14:05 (Neil Batten).
  • Ten Acre Wood area: m Pheasant, up to 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 8 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 2 Skylark on ground & 3 over, 35+ Meadow Pipit & 10 over, 4 Swallow S, m Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Bunting, 7 Linnet (Neil Anderson/G. Westley)
  • Waterworks NR, E10: singing Cetti's Warbler p.m. (TeRNS)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: 2 Kestrel, 7 Meadow Pipit, pr Stonechat (my first here), Chiffchaff, Blackcap (Neil Anderson)
  • Wanstead Flats: Male Stonechat, 7 Skylark (Dan Hennessy)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Wigeon, 4 Common Buzzard (Dan Hennessy)
  • WC1: Holborn, c4pm Hobby drifting High.(Ken Murray)
  • Woolwich: 16+ Meadow Pipits over mid morning. Also Common Seal near opposite Thames shore (Joe Beale)
  • Worcester Park: Peregrine Falcon(Bob Smith)

Saturday 27th September 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: New 1w male Stonechat on perimeter of cricket pitch, Lesser Whitethroat on south of cricket pitch flew into gardens, Common Whitethroat, Peregrine over filter beds, 5+ Chiffchaff, 5 Jackdaw, 3 Linnet over, light passage of Meadow Pipit (Henry Wyn-Jones, Bob Watts, Gareth Richards)
  • Banstead Woods: 3 Stonechats in Hither Field (David Campbell)
  • Brent Reservoir: 1 Wigeon, 3 Ruddy Duck, 2 Water Rail, 2 Lapwing, 6 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 10 Jackdaw, 5 Goldcrest (Leo Batten, Roy Beddard, Pete Lowman, John Gravatt)
  • Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery: Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, 2 Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: 3 Ravens, Peregrine, 2 Hobbies, 2 Grey Wagtails, Wheatear, Stonechat, c50 Skylarks (David Campbell, Steve Gale et al)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Large tit flock around lake c6pm inc Goldcrest and several Chiffchaffs, Kingfisher, Kestrel (Ian Stewart)
  • Ham Lands LNR: Red Kite (P & F Cook)
  • Gunpower Park: 1 Common Snipe over east, a pair of Stonechat and 1 Whinchat early this morning (Neville Smith).
  • Kew Gardens: 17 Greylag, 6 Mandarin, 2 Dabchick, Hobby briefly hunting low over lake (many Migrant Hawkers), 5 Mistle Thrush together, 8+ Goldcrest (Neil Anderson)
  • Leyton, Jubilee Park and Orient Way: f Stonechat (by Dagenham Brook in road 'island' N of Ruckholt Road), Kingfisher (Dagenham Brook nr Jubilee Park), 3 Grey Wagtail, 1-2 Common Buzzard over, 12+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 5 Pied Wagtail over, c15 Chaffinch (several birds heading south), c8 Stock Dove West, 2 Goldcrest, 1300+ Ring-necked Parakeet leaving roost (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre WWT: Stonechat (5), Wheatear, Pintail (2), Yellow Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Ruddy Duck (2 male), Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap,C Snipe (15+) [Angus Innes];
  • Park Farm, Enfield: fem/imm Northern Wheatear on straw bales 17:10 (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner (HA5): female Tawny Owl calling at 04:40 - somewhat more "in tune" this morning (Jon Ridge).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Little Owl, first-winter Wheatear, 17 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail over, 4 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, 12 Jackdaw, 8 Mistle Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Stock Dove & 3 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Richmond Park: Pen Ponds- 18 Wigeon, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Hobby, Snipe, 105 Herring Gull flew east, Sedge Warbler, c35 Goldfinch. Lawn Field- 4 Skylark, 27 Meadow Pipit, m Stonechat, 3 Reed Bunting (J.Wilczur)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): Chiffchaff, Peregrine, 7 Tufted Ducks, 10+ Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Linnet W 11.41 (year 1st), Cormorant NE, Common Buzzard high W 14.14, Sparrowhawk circling 14.04, 2 Kestrels, Peregrine keeping an eye on Buzzard, prob Yellow Legged Gull over, 5+ Swallow high S, 10+ House Martin high S, 10 Meadow Pipit S, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jays - 34 species from garden/window (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Moor: 1 Marsh Harrier for 18 mins at 1543 (low over the moor then circling high NE), 18+ Stonechat (mainly NW corner), 1 Grey Wagtail flew off E, 55+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Water Rail in reeds along Colne, 3 Linnet, 1 Common Whitethroat, 8+ Blackcap, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1+ Kingfisher, 1 Chiffchaff, 3+ Reed Bunting, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 3 Wigeon E, 8 Alba Wagtail S, 11 Skylark E, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker (4NE, 1W), 4 Swallow S, 2+ Buzzard, 6 Jay (mainly SW). Also, 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly (Lee Dingain - harrier pics here).
  • Stoneleigh Broadway KT17: 10 Meadow Pipit and 3 Pied Wagtail s. 79 Herring Gull and 3 Black-headed Gull e. 1 House Martin w. (Neil Batten).
  • Swanley Park: f Teal, 2 Tawny Owl calling 3am, Grey Wagtail (Andy Meaton)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 7 Bearded Tit (6 male, 1 female) on west marsh 09.15, Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, c10 Dunlin, 8 Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull, Rock Pipit, Whinchat, 5 Stonechat, 9 Cetti's Warbler, Corn Bunting (Andrew Self & John Cadera)
  • Trent Park: 1 Stonechat female Old Golf Course (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Great White Egret landed at main pit 0920 then scrape 0935 (BirdGuides)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: 60 Barn Swallow flew S 18:15 (Robert Callf)
  • Worcester Park: Wheatear, 25 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 40 Goldfinch, 2 Peregrine Falcon food passing, Sparrow Hawk(Bob Smith)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 1 Dunlin, I Wheatear on Lockwood; 2 Stonechats, 1 Wheatear on West Warwick; 3 Reed Warblers still on East Warwick with 9 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap, 5 Meadow Pipit and Buzzard seen during the day. Also a thin fast-moving light-coloured snake which was 18 inches to 2ft in length (David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: Woodlark, 5 Skylark, Garden Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 6+ Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 6 Swallow, Wheatear, 2 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 5 Pochard, Yellow Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 40+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Linnet, Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Wanstead Birders)
  • Waterworks NR: Grey Wagtail & little egret in Floor Relief channel, 2 green woodpeckers, 6 wigeon, 6 teal, pochard. (Susan Huckle)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, c6 Chiffchaff & c40 Meadow Pipit (David Lindo)

Friday 26th September 2014 Edit

  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: Red Kite, Tree Pipit, Stonechat, (Tony Duckett)
  • Canons Farm, Banstead: 1 Common Snipe (grounded), 200 House Martin, 5 Stonechat, 3 Chiffchaff, 9 Mistle Thrush (Steve Gale)
  • Crayford Marshes: Merlin female/juv type at saltings 17.35-17.50 at least on yellow container, Whinchat on landfill, Water Rail heard calling, 20+ Teal, 2 Little Egret, 2 Kestrel, 4 Lapwing, 30+ Redshank, Common Sandpiper, 6+ Yellow Legged Gull, Kingfisher, 3+ Swallow, 15+ Meadow Pipit, Wheatear on south side of landfill, 4-5 Stonechat 3 on landfill with Whinchat + 1 or 2 near Crayford Ness, 4-6 Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Jay, 50+ Linnet, 3 Common Seals on mud (Ian Stewart)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: 2 Tawny Owl (m & f calling in Gilberts Slade 06:20), c65 House Martin (most E), f Wigeon (Hollow Pond), 2 Grey Wagtail, Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Pintail, Red Kite, Hobby, 7 Stonechat, Whinchat, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit 2 S 11.10, 1 SE 11.20, Brambling S 12.00 (R.Kaye)
  • Mayflower Park: Kingfisher, 4 Chiffchaff (Bob Smith)
  • Pinner (HA5): female type Tawny Owl calling at 22:30 (Jon Ridge).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 13 Shoveler, 4 Swallow, 17 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Spotted Flycatcher still Cricket Pen area 31, Yellow Wagtail (RPBirders)
  • Riddlesdown 08:10 - 09:40: 1 Tree Pipit south at 09:15, 1 Yellow Wagtail south at 09:20, 1 'alba' wagtail, 2 Whinchat at Warlingham Court farm, 9 Skylarks, 6 Meadow Pipits, 80+ Stock Doves (my highest ever count from here), 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest. (John Birkett)
  • Richmond Park: 15 Stonechat (I.Jones per SR) Buzzard at 06.30, Red Kite flew south at 13.00 (S.Read per JW))
  • Sidcup DA14 (Chalk Wood): 30+ House Martin drifting around over wood, seemed to come in from SE but no particular leaving direction, Grey Wagtail over, Chiffchaff, c50 Linnet on nearby horse paddocks at Honeydale Farm with a few Meadow Pipits (Ian Stewart)
  • Southgate (Chase Road): 2 Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff (Robert Callf)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Firecrest male possibly a 2nd bird (1st site record since 2011) also 2 Goldcrest including displaying male, male Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Bob Watts)
  • Trent Park:2 Stonechat, 4 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 2 G S Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 48 B H Gull, 4 Mandarin (3m f), 2 drake Pochard, f Tufted Duck,Small Heath, Clouded Yellow, Speckled Wood. ( Bob Husband, Pete Lowman). also Teal and 4 Siskin (Robert Callf)
  • Victoria Station: Kestrel perched on roof of platform 4 briefly 1755 (Peter Beckenham)
  • Wanstead Flats: Probable Olive-backed Pipit low west from Coronation Copse towards Long Wood. called twice & distinctly from Tree Pipit at 09:10. Not able to relocate with five of us looking, Firecrest, Goldcrest, Stonechat (14th day), 5+ Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Swallow south, 2 Egyptian Goose, 5 Teal, 2 Skylark, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Wanstead Birders)
  • Worcester Park:Wheatear, 25 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit (Bob Smith)

Thursday 25th September 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1w Stonechat for 3rd day western perimeter cricket pitch, Peregrine west 0715 (Bob Watts)
  • Canons Farm, Banstead: 1 Peregrine, 5 Little Owl, 300 Stock Dove, 1900 House Martin (SW), 150 Swallow, 8 Stonechat, 3 Chiffchaff (Steve Gale)
  • Dartford Marshes: Marsh Harrier (Crayford side over landfill just before dusk persued by 2 crows), Yellowhammer (f) sewage farm area with wagtails and chaffinches, Peregrine, Stonechat (m), Reed Bunting, singing Cetti's Warbler, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Kestrel, 10 Meadow Pipits (Michael Mac)
  • East India Dock Basin: 1 Kingfisher, 82 Teal - a marked increase, Cormorant Estonian-ringed bird again on the pier (John Archer).
  • EC2 St.Botolph's Church, Yellow-browed Warbler confirmed at 11.25am but not seen subsequently, plus Firecrest at 2.37pm images of the latter but not the former alas. (Ken Murray)
  • Friary Park North Finchley: 1 Grey Wagtail (David Martens)
  • Lady Margret Road Southall: 100+ Carrion Crow - okay not exactly a noteworthy bird but an unusual scene almost like Alfred Hitchcock's film 'The Birds' virtually every rooftop & aerial mast down the road this morning at 8am had 2 or 3 Crows - is this normal behaviour - (K.Woolmore).
  • King George V Res: 1 Wheatear, 2 Common Buzzard, 6 Meadow Pipit, 14 Little Egret, 6 Wigeon, 50+ Teal, 10 linnet, 2 Eygptian Goose (Tony Clancy, Geoff Crabtree)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Sandwich Tern flying downriver 0845hrs, 1 Whinchat, 17 Snipe, 67 Gadwall, 60 Teal, 13 Meadow Pipit (Adam Salmon).
  • Lord's Cricket Ground: Wheatear on main ground c18.00hrs (John Colmans)
  • Mayflower Park:Peregrine Falcon (Bob Smith)
  • Nonsuch Park, London Road dog free area: 1 Wheatear 13:00 - 14:30(CGM).
  • Oakhill Park: Swallow (James Palmer)
  • Petts Wood: Meadow Pipit over, Grey Wagtail over, Chiffchaff, 8 Rooks over with a possible large flock (50+) at dusk (Ian Stewart)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Little Owl, 2 Linnet & Meadow Pipit over, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, 4 Jay, 11 Jackdaw, 6 Stock Dove & 2 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 16 Mandarin 12m & 4f, 14 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 6 Swallow, 2 House Martin, Spotted Flycatcher, 13 Meadow Pipit S/SW 06:50-07:50 (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Red Kite low, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 4 Hobby, 7 Swallow, Kingfisher (J.Barnes)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher, Chiffchaff and drake Ruddy Duck (Frank Nugent).
  • Scadbury Park: Kestrel, 4 Meadow Pipit W, Grey Wagtail N, Blackcap, possible Grasshopper Warbler, Chiffchaff, 10+Goldcrest, Nuthatch (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): probable Red Kite in from NE then turned N but never in good view, Grey Wagtail over, Sparrowhawk (Ian Stewart)
  • South Lodge Farm, Enfield: 30 Meadow Pipit, 16 Pied Wagtail (Robert Callf)
  • Sutcliffe Park: 2 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Common Snipe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Song Thrush, 5 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Trent Park: 2 Stonechat females Old Golf Course (Robert Callf) Still present at 17;30 also Common Buzzard. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Walthamstow E17: Coal Tit. (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Wanstead Flats: Stonechat (13th day), 50+ Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Reed Bunting, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Chaffinch (Bob Vaughan/Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Wigeon, 28 Gadwall, 19 Pochard, 6 Goldcrest Reservoir Wood (Dan Hennessy)
  • Waterworks NR: 1 Wheatear, 6 Wigeon, 8 Pochard, 1 Tufted Duck, 12 Teal, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe inc 2 young.(Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Whitings Hill: 11 Swallow 1 Kestrel 3 RNP (David Martens)
  • Worcester Park: Wheatear (Bob Smith)

Wednesday 24th September 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1+ Stonechat still present from 0700 (Bob Watts), flocks of 7 & 1 Teal over Wood Green Res later 8 over Boating Lake towards Blandford in evening (Dominic Mitchell & Henry Wyn-Jones)
  • Beddington SF: 847 House Martin, 400 Swallow, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Egyptian Goose, Peregrine (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cranford Park: Hobby still present, Whinchat, c15 Meadow Pipits, Kingfisher, Kestrel being mobbed by a crow with the Kestrel winning in the end, Jay. (Sue Giddens)
  • Hampstead Heath. Morning on the Hill. Quiet. 25 Swallows, 10 M Pipits, 1 Grey Wag, 2 Chiffchaffs. (Greengrandad)
  • Hilly Fields: 8 Long-tailed Tits, 3 Jays, 2 Chiffchaff one singing (Tom Moulton)
  • Liverpool St.Stn : at circa 11.20am in a London Plane tree adjacent to netball courts & St.Botolph's Church present for circa 5 mins. a probable Yellow-browed Warbler snatched nano-second views of a grey-green back whitish underparts double wing bar & a creamy supercillium. (Ken Murray)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Pintail, 27 Wigeon, 2 m Ruddy Duck, juv Hobby, 22 Snipe, 3 Stonechat, 350 House Martin NW, 110 Swallow NW, Sedge Warbler. (R.Kaye. O.Dewhurst.)
  • Regent's Park: Kingfisher NE over lake 0845 (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Pen Ponds- 7 Teal, 21 Wigeon, m Red-crested Pochard, Buzzard, 4 Hobby, 2 Snipe flew SW, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Hirundine passage NW mainly after rain until mid-day- 220 Swallow, 340 House Martin, Lawn Field- 30 Meadow Pipit, 4 Stonechat, 18 Reed Bunting (J.Wilczur)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher and a Grey Wagtail on the Lake at 08:40 (Frank Nugent).
  • South Norwood Country Park: 4 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, Snipe, Kingfisher, 239 Swallow (vast majority going north/north west), 3 House Martin, 5 Meadow Pipit, Stonechat. (Croydon Birders)
  • Totteridge: Valley: 2 Sparrowhawk( adult chasing juvenile), Folly Farm: 1 Little Owl, Field north of Darlands Lake: 1 Stonechat, 2 Kestrel (Tony Clancy)
  • Wanstead Flats: 150+ Swallow, 70+ House Martin, 5 Sand Martin, 2 Stonechat, 50+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 2 Blackcap, 13 Chiffchaff, 7 Teal, 10 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 3 Kestrel, 2 Common Gull, 5 Skylark, Linnet, 20+ Goldfinch (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2nd W Med Gull over towards filterbeds, Yellow wagtail over SE. c150 swallow all E, 2 Great Black Backed gulls, little egret, whitethroat, 10 chiffchaff, 2 blackcap (Jamie Partridge)
  • Wormwood Scrubs LNR: Whinchat, 4 Stonechat, Whitethroat, c40 Meadow pipit (Twitter)
  • Victoria Station, SW1: Grey Wagtail over at 9am (Sean Huggins)

Tuesday 23rd September 2014 Edit

  • Abney Park Cemetery, N16: Sparrowhawk on chapel, several Long-tailed Tit, three Speckled Wood butterflies (Michael Rank)
  • Alexandra Park: 3 Stonechat 1805-1840 at least - first site record since 2010 (Bob Watts, also Gareth & Zak Richards, Henry Wyn-Jones)
  • Barking: f Sparrowhawk over Abbey Fields 1005 (Peter Beckenham)
  • Beckton Creekside: m Common Redstart 1355, 5 Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, Kestrel, Little Egret, Meadow Pipit (over), c25 Teal. Also Green Sandpiper in Sewage Works (Peter Beckenham)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Wigeon, 2 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 17 Snipe, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff (Roy Beddard), 9 Egyptian Geese (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marsh and foreshore: 3 Little Egret, 8 Lapwing, 16 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 48 Redshank, 1 Knot, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, 34 Collared Dove, Little Owl. (Ralph and Brenda Todd)
  • East India Dock Basin: Cormorant the Estonian-ringed "Blue EBY" last seen on 13 March is back on the pier (John Archer)
  • Greenwich Park: 16+ Meadow Pipits over, Tawny Owl, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Swallows, Ring-necked Parakeets nibbling old brickwork for minerals (Joe Beale).
  • Hampstead Heath. c 80 M. Pipits,15 House Martins,5 Swallows. I Wheatear. (Greengrandad, Dave Porritt). Redwing, fieldfare, whitethroat and blackcap all in single rowan tree over ten mins, South Meadow, spotted flycatcher in Springetts Wood (MBS)
  • London Wetland Centre: m Ruddy Duck, f Pintail, Buzzard, juv Hobby, f Peregrine made contact with crow low over lake but got away, 6 Snipe, 3 Stonechat. (R.Kaye)
  • Middlesex Filterbeds: Spotted Flycatcher (Jamie Partridge)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher and 2 Grey Wagtail on the Lake 08:15-08:45 (Frank Nugent).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Redwing W, 22 Meadow Pipit N/NW, 4 Linnet S all 07:00-08:00, 3 Hobby, Peregrine, 25+ Swallow, 10+ House Martin, 14 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 7 Grey Wagtail, 30+ Meadow Pipit (RPBirders & RP Birds blog)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 4 Wigeon, Teal, juv Peregrine, Willow Warbler (TeRNS)
  • Tottenham Marshes: 1-2 Kingfisher, Peregrine, 4 Little Egrets in channel, c8 Chiffchaff, 1 Jackdaw over S (Lol Bodini)
  • Totteridge Valley: 1 Stonechat, 6 Bullfinch, 6 Swallows, 2 Chiffchaffs singing, 12 Meadow Pipit cricket pitch. Folly Farm: 3 Little Owl calling one seen, 20 Rook (Tony Clancy)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 20+ Meadow Pipit (James Palmer)
  • Wanstead Flats: Jack Snipe (flushed from s shore of Alex), 3 Stonechat, 1 Whinchat, 15+ Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 15+ Song Thrush, 6 Swallow, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Skylark, Sparrowhawk, 10 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 16+ Gadwall, Common Gull, 2 Reed Bunting, Nuthatch, Goldcrest (Bob Vaughan/Nick Croft/Richard Rae)
  • Water Works NR: 3 Wigeon, 2 drake eclipse 1 fem, Little Egret, (Jamie Partridge); 6 Wigeon (James Palmer)
  • Woodlands Farm: 2 Swallow, 20 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 6 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Worcester Park: 36 Pied Wagtail,20 Meadow Pipit, 20 Goldfinch, 3 Chiffchaff(Bob Smith)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 female Stonechat, 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat, c8 Chiffchaff, c80 Meadow Pipit, c60 House Sparrow leaving their roost & 3 high flying Jay. (David Lindo & Paul Thomas)

Monday 22nd September 2014 Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Egyptian Goose, 5 Ruddy Duck, 1 Little Egret, 2 Lapwing, 3 Common Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, but no sign of yesterday's record-breaking Common Tern (Brent Birders).
  • Cranford Park nr Heathrow: 3 Skylark over, Swallow passing over, 3 Buzzards, 2 Red Kite, 3 Meadow Pipits, Stonechat (male), Common Whitethroat, 6+ Mistle Thrush, Grey Heron, Little Grebe, Chiffchaff, Jay. (Sue Giddens)
  • East India Dock Basin: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker juv, 2 Chiffchaff, 43 Teal (John Archer)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Stonechat, Spotted Flycatcher, 10+ Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 35 House Martins, 20+ Swallows, 20+ Meadow Pipits (Dave Porritt, Greengrandad)
  • Highgate,Waterlow Park: 1 Whitethroat, 45 Mallard, 2 Chiffchaff,1 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch (Paul Angus)
  • Lewisham Station: 2 Grey Wagtails at confluence of the rivers noted from the platform 3 (Phil Laurie)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 migrant Heron very high NE, Buzzard, juv Hobby, 45 Meadow Pipit mostly NW, 3 Yellow Wagtail in, 7 Grey Wagtail, 6 S plus 1 in, 8 alba Wagtail S, 6 'scandi' Blackbirds, first for me this autumn, 22 Jay, obvious migrants N/NW, fem House Sparrow. (R.Kaye)
  • Mayflower Park: 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Kingfisher (Bob Smith)
  • Neasden: Buzzard circling by North Circular putting up many Feral Pigeons (Neil Anderson)
  • NW5: 2 Meadow Pipit over The Forum at 07:30 (Frank Nugent).
  • North Finchley: Yellow Wagtail W this morning (John Colmans)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: no sign y'day's Yellow-browed_Warbler, Buzzard fr St James's Park thermalled briefly high over Hill 1440 then glided swiftly NW to soar over Brent Reservoir, Hobby E, 10+ Swallow, c15 House Martin, 40+ Chiffchaff - everywhere today, 10 Blackcap, Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, ad f Stonechat (rare here) chat bush area 34 10:30-noon at least, Yellow Wagtail over, 22 Meadow Pipit mostly NW 07:00-08:00, 4+ Linnet over (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Marsh Harrier juv/fem flew SE over Pen Ponds at 12.00, c20 Meadow Pipit & c10 Reed Bunting - Lawn Field (J.Wilczur) 29 Wigeon (23 flew off to LWC), 4 Gadwall, male Red-crested Pochard, 5 Hobby, Buzzard, Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, Swallow & Meadow Pipit - light passage, 2 Grey Wagtail (mo, JW) 15 Teal early a.m. (J.McCormick per JW) 8 Stonechat - by Pen Ponds (O.Dewhurst) 2 Hobby over pen ponds 2pm (les McCallum) Wheatear (M.Delpy)
  • Shoreditch: Hipster Sparrowhawk over (Harry Harrison)
  • Sidcup DA15: Hobby over King Georges Park 16.50 then drifted S (Ian Stewart)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail and 2 Chiffchaff (08:10-08:50). Sparrowhawk over, Common Buzzard soaring over the park for 10 mins at 14:35 before being joined & mobbed by a Peregrine. Buzzard drifted away E (Frank Nugent).
  • Tyttenhanger GP: Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, Little Egret, 2 Common tern, 2 juv Shelduck, 10+ Tree Sparrow, Red Kite, 7 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit. Little Owl. (Steve Blake)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: 4 Stonechat 3m 1f (although possibly another two also) Hog Hill 10:10; 1 fem/imm Northern Wheatear on shed roof 18:15 hrs, 4 Skylark, 17+ Barn Swallow, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 30 Magpie pre-roost gathering 18:40 hrs (Robert Callf/Robin White)
  • Wanstead Flats: Short-eared Owl west (patch year first), Common Redstart f, Whinchat, Stonechat (11th day), 40+ Meadow Pipit, 5 Grey Wagtail, Swallow, 10+ Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Goldcrest, 4 Skylark, 20+ Gadwall, 2 Teal, 2 Pochard, 16 Shoveler (Richard Rae/Bob Vaughan/Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 28 Pochard, Kingfisher, Little Egret, 3 Goldcrest (Dan Hennessy)
  • Woodlands Farm: 2 Swallow, Grey Wagtail, Stonechat, 10 Blackcap, Lesser Whiethroat, 8 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 13 Jackdaw (Conrad Ellam)
  • Worcester Park: 25 Meadow Pipit, 32 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Linnet Horse Field west(Bob Smith)
Yellow-browed Warbler - 21Sep2014 - Regent's Park - Pic A

Yellow-browed Warbler - Regent's Park, 21 September 2014 - courtesy Chris Gooddie

Sunday 21st September 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest in mixed tit flock also containing 2 Goldcrests, 2 Chiffchaff along race track & in Conservation Area behind Cricket Pavilion (Bob Watts) subsequently only heard (Gareth Richards). another birder reported a Willow Warbler near Wood Green Res, also a few Meadow Pipits (?)
  • Bexleyheath: - the Warren - Common Buzzard over 10.40 (Ralph Todd)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Red Kites over (2 at 09.45, 1 at 10.35), Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 11 Snipe, 2 Little Egret, Common Tern (latest ever), 16 Swallow & 16 House Martin through, 4 Sedge Warblers (Andrew Self & Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Kingfisher, singing Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cranford CP nr Heathrow: Hobby, c30 House Martins feeding low over the cut grasses, male Stonechat, Kingfisher, 2 Buzzards, Little Grebe, c100 Jackdaws, mixed flock of Blue Tits, Chiffchaffs and solo male Blackcap bathing in River Crane (W.Marks)
  • Crossness: hybrid Ruddy x Shelduck Barking Bay, c.500 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 25 Redshank, 12 Lapwing, c.15 Meadow Pipits southeast (Richard Bonser) Hobby over Southern Marsh, trip of c. 40 Goldfinch, 8 Swallow and 1 Sand Martin through low heading West between 16:00 &16:30pm (Gus Wilson)
  • Ealing (W13): 3 Swallow SE over garden late afternoon (Bill Haines).
  • East Dulwich SE22: 6 Meadow Pipit N over my garden (Steven Robinson)
  • Ham Lands LNR: female Stonechat (P & F Cook)
  • Hampstead Heath: 500 Swallow, 180 House Martin, 150 Meadow Pipit, 2 Linnet, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 1 Common Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff (2+ singing), (Chris Bird, Pete Mantle, Frank Nugent, Greengrandad). Kingfisher, 9 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler at Hampstead 1 Pond (Frank Nugent, Pete Mantle). Posting the time would be helpful - Michael Mac. 07:00-11:00 (FN) , Red Kite over NW at 12:25, Common Buzzard over NW at 12:55 and Kingfisher also at Sanctuary Pond (Frank Nugent). Late afternoon: still lots of hirundines moving E and a Hobby (Chris Bird)
  • Harlington Corner nr Heathrow: female Peregrine over, Kestrel over, Red Kite above Ibis Hotel - all between 0745 & 0805 (W.Marks)
  • Hatton Cross nr Heathrow: 13 Pied Wagtails, 3 Common Redstart in fenced off dust yard with puddles opposite the X2 building lorry entrance, plus roost of apx 500 Starlings at 0730 (W.Marks)
  • Ladywell Fields: 2 Sparrowhawk, over at 16.30 (Phil Laurie)
  • Leyton, Jubilee Park: 1130 Ring-necked Parakeet leaving roost, Yellow Wagtail over, 28 Meadow Pipit, 2 Little Egret SE, 4 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Common Whitethroat, 17 Stock Dove over, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker (Stuart Fisher)
  • Hounslow nr Heathrow: Tawny Owl calling edge of Donkey Woods & Green Lane at 0545 (W.Marks)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Pintail, 28 Wigeon, 5 Snipe, 8 House Martin (WWT website)
  • Osterley Park: 1 Hobby, 3 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat (K.Fisher)
  • Rainham Marshes: Black tailed godwit, Common sandpiper, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Hobby, Buzzard high over, 1 seal on the river (Catherine Beazley)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Yellow-browed Warbler (Inner-London 1st evidently) in Leaf Yard Wood area 41 at 14:45-15:45 at least in tit flock with 2 chiffies - favouring sallows by waterhole nr fence at opp end of small clearing fr feeder - called only once when first seen (RPBirders) still present 17.30pm (Tony Duckett); also Hobby S, 100+ Swallow, 25+ House Martin, 20+ Chiffchaff, 10+ Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, Song Thrush W, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail S, 5+ Meadow Pipit (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park. 2 Red Kite over 12.05-12.15 (R.Herbert per JW). 2 Hobby hawking dragonflies c 12.00 Lower Pen Pond (John & Mary T - this is our first posting to the site. We have been looking for the Hobby in Richmond Park all summer and this was our first sighting today. Lots of people were photographing them) (John & Mary T)
  • Staines Moor: Golden Plover (flew toward KGVI res at 13:05), 3 Whinchat, Stonechat, 3 Cettis Warbler, Red Kite, Buzzard, 2 Kestrel (Jim and Tony Sweetland).1 Common Buzzard over late am.(Franko J Maroevic)
  • Stanwell Moor: 9+ Chiffchaff in tit flock, Spotted Flycatcher (burnt out car field), whitethroat.(Jim and Tony Sweetland)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: m Pheasant, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk diving into pipit flock, 3 Kestrel, 12 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, Skylark, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Swallow, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, 3 Rook, 25 Jackdaw(highest count for a while), 7 Jay, 3 Reed Bunting, 8 Linnet (Neil Anderson/G. Westley)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: Common Redstart 1st-winter male, 17 Meadow Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Common Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Robert Callf/Robin White)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3-4 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 1-2 Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 60+ Meadow Pipit, 4 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 20+ Swallow, 3 House Martin, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Skylark, Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2-3 Kestrel, 4 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, Goldcrest, Common Gull, Great Black-backed Gull (Wanstead Birding)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Red Kite SW, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Hobby, 3 Kestrel, 4 Whinchat, 1 Reed Warbler, c5 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, c8 Chiffchaff, c80 Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail south, 1 Grey Wagtail, c4 Swallow, 1 Linnet, c8 Jackdaw & 6 Rook flew in - our biggest flock ever. (LNHS Bird Walk)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 6 Meadow Pipit, 3 Swallow, Whinchat, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)

Saturday 20th September 2014 Edit

  • Amwell: Osprey heading South 10.01 (Herts website).
  • Bentley Priory: Osprey heading SE at 9:57. I guess it would have been over Brent Reservoir within minutes (Richard Francis).
  • Brent Reservoir: 5 Wigeon, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 12 Snipe, 2 Lapwing, Common Tern (Brent Birders).
  • Brookmill Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, 2 Jackdaw (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness: 2 Common Tern juvs, 2 Yellow-legged Gull ad + juv, 2 Wigeon, 1 Greenshank, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover (John Archer)
  • Ewell: 9 Linnet in the grounds of LA Fitness, Banstead Road (Neil Batten).
  • Guildhall EC2: 2 Black Redstart (1 adult male) on Great Hall roof 1.45 - 1.55pm (John Reid)
  • Lewisham town centre: Peregrine Falcon (Andy Cameron)
  • Lonsdale Road Barnes: 30 Shoveller, 12 Pochard, 10 Gadwall, 4 Widgeon, 4 little grebe, kingfisher, green woodpecker (john gordon)
  • Mayflower Park: Peregrine Falcon (Bob Smith).
  • Osterley Park: 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Egyptian Goose, 9 Gadwall, Goldcrest, 4 Great Crested Grebe (3 chicks), Green Woodpecker, 4+ Grey Heron, 13+ Jackdaw, Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, 6 Mandarin, 6 Mistle Thrush, 8+ Ring-necked Parakeet, Shoveler (Richard Woolley).
  • Rainham Marshes: 2 Whinchat, Hobby, Marsh Harrier, Barn Owl, Green Sandpiper. 14 Black Redstart reported. Also 5 Seals (Grey?) fromfrom the visitor centre (P. Bull)
  • Rectory Farm, Enfield: 45+ Collared Dove (Robert Callf )
  • Ruislip Lido/Woods: 12 Wigeon, 51 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, 6 Teal, 19 Pochard, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, 40+ House Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, f Blackcap, 5 Nuthatch (Neil Anderson)
  • South Norwood CP: Whinchat (Steven Robinson).
  • Swanley Park: 2 Tawny Owl calling 4am, f Teal still (Andy Meaton)
  • Walthamstow reservoirs (Lockwood): Hobby N over res at dusk, also 11 Teal & a few Shoveler (Lol Bodini)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Whinchat, Stonechat (8th day), Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher, 40+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtail, 8 House Martin, 15+ Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, 18 Gadwall, 11 Shoveler, 3 Teal, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Reed Bunting, 9 Mistle Thrush, Common Gull, Great Black-backed Gull (Wanstead Birding)
  • Wanstead Park: 12+ Goldcrest, 2 Wigeon, 40+ Pochard, 30+ Gadwall, 30+ Tufted Duck, Teal, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, Nuthatch, Sparrowhawk, 4 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, House Martin (Nick Croft)
  • Worcester Park: Northern Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 42 Pied Wagtail horse field west (Bob Smith).
Greylag Mill Hill

Greylag, Mill Hill Park

Friday 19th September 2014 Edit

  • Cranford Park: Whinchat, Chiffchaff, Grey Heron (Sue Giddens).
  • Crossness; 3+ Sandwich Tern 2 west past lighthouse 16.25 + 1+ off outfall 17.00, 600+ Teal, 10 Ringed Plover, 45 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, 86 Redshank, Greenshank, Black Tailed Godwit at outfall, 1+ Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • East India Dock Basin: Kittiwake ad circling over Thames just downriver 13:05-13:20, Little Grebe juv, 22 Teal (John Archer).
  • Elephant and Castle: Meadow Pipit south over New Kent Road 7.20am (Richard Bonser).
  • Erith Riverside: 45 Linnet around rice factory (Ian Stewart)
  • Gallions Reach: 4 Sandwich Tern (KJMcmanus)
  • Greenwich Park: 1 Reed Warbler (first for the autumn) feeding, also 7 juvenile & 1 small Moorhen chick (Joe Beale and Yu-Hsuan Lin).
  • Hampstead Heath: (on & over the Hill) Stonechat, Snipe, Meadow Pipit, Chiffchaff. 2 or 3 Sparrowhawks soaring & tangling with 3 Kestrels (Greengrandad).
  • Kidbrooke: Jay at station and 2 Jackdaw W (Ian Stewart)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Wheatear, 6 Snipe, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk, Willow Warbler (Les McCallum).
  • Lonsdale Drive, EN2: Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail (Robert Callf)
  • Manchester Drive, W10: reported Red-breasted Flycatcher watched for 40 minutes feeding in a London Plane. Tiny size noted slight red on throat and white patches on the base of the tail. (David Lindo via Alex Hood) what does reported mean here ?
  • Margravine Cemetery: 4 Mistle Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, pr Peregrine Falcon (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Mill Hill Park, NW7: Greylag (site 1st?) grazing in this waterless park’s western section early evening; also 25 feeding Jackdaw (Andrew Haynes); Greylag flew off at 19:13 presumably to roost elsewhere (Steve Blake).
  • Oakwood Park, N14: 20 Mistle Thrush golf course 09:00 (Robert Callf)
  • Oxleas Woods: 2 Hobby calling and Kestrel (John Reid)
  • QEII Reservoir: Grey Plover (BirdGuides)
  • Regent's Park: 3 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 18 Chiffchaff, 13 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 2-3 Spotted Flycatcher (RPBirders)
  • Richmond: - police office/training centre - dead Goldcrest on entrance steps ! (Keith Watts)
  • Richmond Park: Snipe (S.Read per JW). Pen Ponds - 24 Wigeon, 6 Gadwall, Red-crested Pochard, Little Grebe, 7 Great Crested Grebe, Kingfisher. Lawn Field - Whinchat, 28 Meadow Pipit, 8 Reed Bunting, Robin (unusual here) (J.Wilczur)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Peregrine, 5+ Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, 5+ Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): few Meadow Pipits over SE, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Jay (Ian Stewart)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher, Chiffchaff (Andrew Self).
  • Staines Moor: 3 Whinchat (NW corner), 5 Yellow Wagtail around cattle, 3 Stonechat, 2 Common Snipe, c20 Wigeon E, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1+ Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 35+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Little Grebe on Colne, 1 Reed Bunting (Lee Dingain).
  • Stanwell Moor: 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 5+ Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest (Lee Dingain).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: pair Wigeon, Teal, f Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, m Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Coal Tit (TeRNS)
  • Sutcliffe Park: 3 Chiffchaff, 7 Jays flying west (Conrad Ellam). 5 Reed Warblers, 2 Willow Warblers, Blackcap, Kingfisher,2 Whitethroat, 2 Hobby flying west, Hummingbird Hawkmoth, (P KIte) Grey Wagtail, 1+ Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Thamesmead West (Thames Path): 8 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, probable Sandwich Tern and possible Common Terns heard (Ian Stewart)
  • Totteridge Valley: Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff - several singing, 6 Teal on Darlands (John Colmans)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Cuckoo, Hobby, Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Little Egret, 8 Wigeon, c10 tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, 8 Mistle Thrush. (Steve Blake/ Richard Coombes)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Yellowhammer (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 4-5 Yellow Wagtail, Rear Paddocks (N. Verlander).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood: 2 Common Sandpiper, a few Meadow Pipits and a Yellow Wagtail over. 2 Jackdaw North. 365 Cormorants gathered on North bank, Goldcrest at North end. High Maynard: Common Sandpiper, Low Maynard: singing Cetti's Warbler at North end possibly another a third of the way up Lockwood on West side East Warwick: 12 Wigeon, Lapwing, 2 Snipe No.5: Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Cormorants still being fed in nest on smallest island No.1: Green Sandpiper, Cetti's warbler still singing by bridge. Numerous sightings of Grey Wagtail and Kingfisher, high numbers of Shoveler c100. (Paul Whiteman, Lol Bodini)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Whinchat, 3-4 Wheatear, Stonechat, Spotted Flycatcher, 10+ Song Thrush, 20+ Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 20+ Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Skylark, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Common Gull, 11 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 6+ Shoveler, 7 Little Grebe (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 41 Common Pochard, 20 Gadwall (Dan Hennessy)
  • Worcester Park: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 25 Pied Wagtails horse field west. Peregrine Falcon on pylon (Bob Smith).

Thursday 18th September 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Yellow Wagtails, 8 Meadow Pipit, 5+ Chiffchaff (Bob Watts). 6 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap, Nuthatch in large flock through garden near Boating Lake (Henry Wyn-Jones)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Stock Dove, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness: 4+ Sandwich Tern off golf centre 2 flew east 15.25 with 2-3 on mud briefly & lingering till 15.45 at least, Ruff off golf centre, 500+ Teal, Peregrine, 9 Ringed Plover, 40+Lapwing, 65+ Redshank, Greenshank at outfall, 3+ Yellow Legged Gull, Meadow Pipit S marsh, Grey Wagtail, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Painted Lady (Ian Stewart)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 1 Drake Mandarin Duck,1 juv Ruff, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper and a mixed flock of 20+ Yellow Wagtail & Meadow Pipit over.( V.Halley-Frame, S.Drake & A.Wragg ).
  • East India Dock Basin: 1 Kingfisher, 51 Teal, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtails (John Archer)
  • Erith Riverside: 34 Linnets on rice factory (Ian Stewart)
  • Gallions Reach: 5 Sandwich Tern (KJMcmanus)
  • Lee Valley, Hall Marsh: 3 Little Egrets, 1 Snipe, 1 male Stonechat (Mike Oakland)
  • Lee Valley, Holyfield Hall Farm: 3 Whinchat (Mike Oakland)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 22 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 8 House Martin, 20 Meadow Pipit, 1 Kingfisher (Adam Salmon).
  • Mayflower Park: Peregrine on pylon (Bob Smith)
  • Merton and Sutton Cemetery Lower Morden: Wheatear (Bob Smith)
  • Motspur Park: Peregrine on gas holder(probably same as Mayflower Park bird) (Bob Smith)
  • Osterley Park: Hobby, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Spotted Flycatcher, Swallow, Kingfisher, singing Chiffchaff, Great Crested Grebe pair with 3 well grown young, Little Grebe, Shoveler female (Alex Massey)
  • Oxleas Woods: Hobby (viewed at eye level from Severndroog Castle Tower) also 6 Swallow and Tawny Owl calling early am (John Reid)
  • Park Farm, Enfield: Spotted Flycatcher (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham RSPB: Whinchat, Wheatear, Hobby (also male Willow Emerald damselfly) (RSPB Rainham Twitter)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 9 Swallow, Spotted Flycatcher pm (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Nightjar at dusk (S.Read per JW)
  • Roding Valley Park: up to 5 Chiffchaffs, Snipe, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Alan Hobson)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff and a Sparrowhawk 08:15-08:45, Common Buzzard over E at 14:15 quite low spooking everything in the Park (Frank Nugent).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Chiffchaff in garden, few Meadow Pipits SE, Jackdaw NE, Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Black-necked Grebe (south basin) (Surrey Bird News Twitter)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Redstart, in hedge N of main pit (Steve Blake)
  • Trent Park: Common Redstart (female) in bushes by the water garden,10 Swallow, 3 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 3 Goldfinch . ( Pete Lowman).
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: Spotted Flycatcher (Robin White per RM Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Whinchat, Stonechat still, Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, 7 Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 13 Swallow through, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Skylark, 2 Kestrel, 12 Shoveler, 11 Gadwall, f Teal, singing Coal Tit (Nick Croft)
  • Wormwood Scrubs LNR: Redstart, 3 Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat (male), 6 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff (Twitter)
  • Worcester Park: 3 Yellow Wagtail, 28 Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, Whinchat Horse field west (Bob Smith)

Wednesday 17th September 2014 Edit

  • Belair Park: Grey Wagtail, Whitethroat (Dave Clark)
  • Clapham Common: 5 Meadow Pipits through the reseeded area at 8.30am (Mark H)
  • Crayford Marshes: Grasshopper Warbler at the saltings, 2 Pintail flew south (personal year first), 12 Wigeon, 3 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 3-4 Kestrels, 18 Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5+ Common Sandpiper, 22+ Redshank, 50+ Yellow Legged Gull, Kingfisher, 50+ Meadow Pipit inc at least 30 on deck, Yellow Wagtail N, 5+ Blackcap, 4 Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 8 Rook N, Common Seal on foreshore, Painted Lady (Ian Stewart).
  • East India Dock Basin: 1 Kingfisher, 39 Teal, 1 Grey Wagtail (John Archer)
  • Hackney Downs 2 juvenile Chiffchaffs in tree nr edge of park (S.Barry)
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill to 9 o clock. c50 Meadow Pipits mostly landed briefly, One high flying Song Thrush - autumn is nigh? No hirundines at all. (Greengrandad)
  • Ladywell Fields: Kingfisher, 8 Mistle Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, Nuthatch, Jay (Tom Moulton/Sue Gore)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: 16 Meadow Pipit, c35 Goldfinch, 9 Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Coal Tit, 6+ Goldcrest, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 House Martin, 28 Tufted Duck, 2 Great-crested Grebe (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 19 Wigeon, 2 Mandarin, 5 Snipe, Kingfisher (WWT website)
  • Oxleas Woods: 3 Hobby 1.45pm, Tawny Owl calling c2-4.30am (John Reid)
  • Rainham RSPB: 8 Pink-footed Goose (flew west 1020), 4 Whinchat, 150 Sand Martin, 23 Swallow, 57 Meadow Pipit, Yellow Wagtail (ELBF via Twitter)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): 10 Yellow Wagtail flew SE 19.00, Meadow Pipit over, 2 Grey Wagtail SE 18.40, 2 Blackcaps in garden, Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker (Ian Stewart)
  • St James's Park: drake Ruddy Duck, Grey Wagtail (Andrew Self)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: 4+ Chiffchaff in large tit flock (Bob Watts)
  • Tyttenhanger GP: Redstart, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, 6 Mistle Thrush. (Steve Blake)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 2 Northern Wheatears, 1 Whinchat, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Swallows (Mike Oakland)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Whinchat, Wheatear, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, grey Wagtail, 70+ Meadow Pipit (could have been twice that number), 20+ Swallow, House Martin, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 25 Gadwall, 16+ Shoveler, 2 Wigeon, Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 4 Egyptian Goose, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 20+ Chiffchaff, Common Gull, 1st winter Great Black-backed Gull (Nick Croft/Richard Rae)
  • Welling High Street: Hobby (Conrad Ellam)
  • Woodoaks Farm, Maple Cross. 20+ Yellow Wagtail, 1 Black Redstart. (Roger Dewey)
  • Woodlands Farm: Whinchat, Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Worcester Park: 25 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 25 Pied Wagtail horse field west(Bob Smith)
  • Wormwood Scrubs LNR: 2 Whinchat, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, c100 Meadow Pipit (Twitter)

Tuesday 16th September 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Yellow Wagtail 0710, c5 Chiffchaff, light Meadow Pipit passage (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, Snipe, Little Egret (Andrew Self)
  • Clapham Common: Meadow Pipit on the reseeded area at 8am. Plenty of Pied Wagtails, massive 20 Mistle Thrush (3 family parties?) (Mark H)
  • Crayford Marsh: Thames Path Foreshore- Little Egret, Grey Heron, 44 Mallard, 42 Teal, 14 Great Black-backed Gulls, 76 Black-headed Gull, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 12 Yellow-legged Gulls, 8 Redshank, Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 8 Lapwing, Cormorant, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Linnet, Pied Wagtail, 6 Collared Dove. (Ralph and Brenda Todd)
  • Crossness: – Erith Thames Path Foreshore – Peregrine, 214 Black Headed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, 7 Common Gull, 31 Mallard, 20 Cormorant, 5 Teal, 4 Ringed Plover, Grey Wagtail, 2 Goldfinch, 21 Linnet. (Ralph and Brenda Todd)
  • East India Dock Basin: 2 Meadow Pipit E, 1 Little Grebe juv, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c30 Teal (John Archer)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Tawny Owl calling around Rectory Lane 02.45 (year 1st), 4 Tufted Duck, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 10+ Chiffchaff inc 3 singers, 5+ Goldcrest, Jay (Ian Stewart)
  • Gallions Reach: – Woolwich Arsenal – Thames Path foreshore – 2 Mute Swan, 5 Little Egret from north of river), 240 Black headed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull , 43 Herring Gull, 16 Cormorant, 3 Teal, 7 Lapwing, 12 House Sparrow, Harbour Seal (Ralph and Brenda Todd)
  • Gallions Reach: – Thamesmead (LB Greenwich) – Thames Path foreshore – Grey Heron, Mallard 9, Shelduck 3, 26 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 3 Cormorant, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Ralph and Brenda Todd)
  • Holland Park: chiffchaff singing! (David Jeffreys)
  • KGV Reservoir: Common Crane 'reported' over west side 1215 (BirdGuides}
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: Spotted Flycatcher in court grounds, 45+ Meadow Pipit over, 10-12 Song Thrush, 4 Blackcap, 30+ Goldfinch, Grey Wagtail, 3 Goldcrest, 8+ Chiffchaff, 22 Pochard, 3+ House Martin, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Clouded Yellow again - Sheltered lagoon (Catherine Beazley)
  • Mayflower Park: Kingfisher, Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaffs(Bob Smith)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Rock Pipit on slipway north of sailing club 1355 (BirdGuides)
  • Regent's Park: 12 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 3 Spotted Flycatcher pm (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Snipe over, Buzzard, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 5 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, Swallow, Grey Wagtail, 50 Meadow Pipit - 37 Lawn Field & 13 over, 2 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, Sedge Warbler, 16 Reed Bunting - all Lawn Field (J.Wilczur)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 2 Mute Swan returned for winter, 2 Egyptian Geese, 9 Tufted Duck, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): 3 Common Gull E, 8 Meadow Pipit low E after fog cleared, 8 Jays high SE, Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Ian Stewart)
  • South Norwood CP: Little Egret (Steven Robinson), Whinchat reported earlier by a different observer. Tawny Owl calling at dusk.(John Birkett)
  • Thamesmead – Crossness (LB Bexley) Thames Path Foreshore: 820 Black-headed gull, 3 Great Black-backed gulls, 8 Lesser Black-backed gulls, 31 Herring Gull, 23 Cormorant, 652 Teal, 5 Lapwing, 3 Grey Heron, 15 Mallard, Little Egret, 66 Starling, 47 Redshank, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 drake Wigeon, Greenshank, Kestrel. (Ralph and Brenda Todd)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: 8 Meadow Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Spotted Flycatcher (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: Spotted Flycatcher, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Nuthatch, 20 Goldfinch, 19 Ring-Necked Parakeet, Lesser Black-Backed Gull. (Pete Lowman).
  • Tyttenhanger GP: Stonechat, Redstart, 2 Common Sandpiper, Hobby, 6+ Tree Sparrow, 29 Teal. (Steve Blake David Booth)
  • Wanstead Flats: Whinchat, Stonechat, 1-2 Wheatear, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Tree Pipit, 40+ Meadow Pipit, 4 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 1-2 Sedge Warbler (3rd record this year), 2 Lesser Whitethroat,Common Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 20+ Swallow, House Martin, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Kestrel, 4 Egyptian Goose, 7 Shoveler, 2 Skylark, Snipe (Nick Croft/Richard Rae/Bob Vaughan/John Weil)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Female Whinchat, Male Wheatear Rear Paddocks at 2.30pm (Adam Winstanley)
  • Woodlands Farm: Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, Small Copper (Conrad Ellam)
  • Worcester Park: Peregrine on pylons, 4 Yellow Wagtails, 9 Meadow Pipits, 30 Pied Wagtails on horse field west(Bob Smith)

Monday 15th September 2014 Edit

  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Stock Dove, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Clapham Common: Reseeded, watered, fenced area on the common, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 20 Pied Wagtail, plenty of Woodpigeon (Mark H), worth monitoring for next week or so.
  • East India Dock Basin: 1 Little Grebe, 38 Teal (John Archer)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 20+ Chiffchaff including 3 singing & one with dodgy very short and straight call but poor viewing conditions, Nuthatch, Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Gallions Reach: Guillemot (1400) (KJMcmanus 272 et al)
  • Hampstead Heath: (Parliament Hill) Spotted Flycatcher in hawthorn briefly at 1045, Yellow Wagtail and 10 Meadow Pipits over (Pete Mantle)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Oystercatcher(flew SE), 4 Snipe, 20+ Chiffchaff, 13 Meadow Pipit(S + a few landing on the main lake islands) (Adam Salmon); Clouded yellow on grazing marsh (Catherine Beazley)
  • Osterley Park: Cormorant, 5 Egyptian Goose, 6 Gadwall, 5 Great Crested Grebe (3 chicks), Green Woodpecker, 2 Grey Heron, 41+ Jackdaw, Kestrel, 2 Kingfisher over middle lake, Little Grebe, 11 Mandarin, 8+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 5 Shoveler (Richard Woolley).
  • Oxleas Woods: 2 Buzzard 16.00-16.12, then headed E, also Hobby, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 8 House Martin (John Reid)
  • Park Farm, Enfield: Firecrest female hedgerow north of Ash Wood (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham RSPB: Guillemot (opposite centre 1315) (ELBF via Twitter). Whinchat, Wheatear, Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail, Kingfisher (RSPB Twitter)
  • Redbridge Lakes: Chiffchaff; also Sparrowhawk being mobbed by around a dozen Swallows (Alan Hobson)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 12 Mandarin, 12 Shoveler, 2 Red Kite S 1400, 2 Buzzard NW & E midday, 2 Kestrel, Peregrine, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Kingfisher, 2 Whinchat. (J.Barnes)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Rather tatty looking juv Blackcap in garden, Swallow low N, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail over (Ian Stewart)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher on lake at 12.30 (Andrew Self)
  • South Barvin Farm, Enfield: Red Kite juvenile, 4+ Common Buzzard at 09:30 (Robert Callf)
  • Staines Moor: 1 Short-eared Owl flushed from middle of moor late pm, Also falconers flying juv Merlin grey type Gyr & a white Gyr not flown. They released 2 Red-legged Partridge as prey. (Franko J Maroevic ). 7 Yellow Wagtail (Surrey Bird News via Twitter)
  • Swanley Park: f Teal, 5 Greylag, 140 Canada, 1 Granada, Heron, Cormorant, Sparrrowhawk (Andy Meaton)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Stonechat, 2 Gadwall, 2 Teal, Kestrel, 2 Swallow, 9 Chiffchaff (three in song), 6 Blackcap, Whitethroat, 3 Song Thrush (very flighty) (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 1st W Pied Flycatcher, 2 Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Chiffchaff, 14 Ring Necked Parakeet, 16 Goldfinch, Tawny Owl heard, 6 Mandarin, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Tufted Duck (f) ( Pete Lowman).
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: Whinchat at Hog Hill 08:00 (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: Tree Pipit, 15+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 2 Skylark, Whinchat, Stonechat, Wheatear, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 20+ Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 3 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, Common Gull, 12+ Gadwall, 11 Shoveler, 7 Pochard, 2 Teal, Coal Tit, Reed Bunting (Nick Croft)
  • Winchmore Hill Cricket Club, N21: Juvenile Hobby flew southwest at 16:20 (Katy McGilvray)
  • Worcester Park: 2 Wheatears, 3 Meadow Pipits, 36 Pied Wagtails on horse field west(Bob Smith)
  • Wormwood Scrubs LNR: 3 Whinchat, Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, c50 Meadow Pipit. (Twitter)

Sunday 14th September 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 5+ Swallow, 4 House Martin, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 5+ Chiffchaff, 2 Jackdaw (Gareth richards, Bob Watts)
  • Bedfont Lakes Country Park: 1 Barn Owl with injured eye (Patty Briggs)
  • Brent Reservoir: 6 Wigeon, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, Little Egret, Water Rail, Red Kite E over North Marsh at 11.15, Hobby hawking for Dragonflies at 12.30 in East Marsh, Yellow Wagtail, 16 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, 14 Goldcrest, 18 Swallow, 12 Mistle Thrush over (Andrew Self, Roy Beddard & RSPB Group)
  • Bushy Park: 1 Hobby, 1 House Martin (Ian R Watson)
  • Crossness: 2 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 12 House Martin SE, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 6 Jay including 4 high SE, 1 Greenshank, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret, 5 Egyptian Goose, 1 Canada x Greylag Goose hybrid (John Archer).
  • Dartford Marshes: Little Egret, Peregrine, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, Kingfisher, 20+ Swallow, 4 House Martin, Wheatear, Chiffchaff, Common Seal on foreshore (Conrad Ellam)
  • Fairlop Waters /Bretts GP :1 Ruff ,1 Greenshank,1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper,1 Common Buzzard,8 Yellow Wagtail,4 Whinchat,1 Stonechat (Steve Bacon)
  • Hampstead Heath: Lapwing on the Heath 07:00-08:00. Landed on running track sports pitch next to it & the field opp intermittently mobbed by just about everything else before relocating to field opp Highgate 1 pond until 0800 (Frank Nugent); 2 Shoveler, 1 Teal at Sanctuary Pond & 2 flew over, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail over, 40+ Meadow Pipit, 35 Swallow (Pete Mantle, Frank Nugent). Also Common Buzzard, Northern Wheatear, Hobby, Treecreeper (Henry Wyn-Jones)
  • Highmas Park Lake: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Teal, 16 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 1 Grey Heron. (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Leyton, Jubilee Park: Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Yellow Wagtail over, Reed Warbler, 18 Meadow Pipit over, 10 Stock Dove W, House Martin, Moorhen, Green Woodpecker (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 male Mandarin, 2 male Ruddy Duck, Hobby, Peregrine, Buzzard south, 6 Water Rail heard, Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Gull west, 2 Kingfisher, 37 Swallow south, 2 Sand Martin, 40 House Martin, 102 Meadow Pipit mainly south, 7 Yellow Wagtail mainly south, 4 Reed Warbler, 5 Sedge Warbler, 5 singing Cetti's Warbler, c10 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 50 Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher, Reed Bunting (Barn Elms Natural History Group, day list- 75 species by 14.00)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Willow Warbler, m Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Wryneck on N bank till 1400 at least (RBA, BirdGuides)
  • Rainham: 4 Pintail on the marsh. Common Buzzard, Hobby, Sparrowhawk and Marsh Harrier from serin mound. 1 Yellow-legged Gull on the river, 1 Arctic Skua upriver 0915hrs, 1 Curlew Sandpiper in Aveley bay, 6 Ringed Plover far shore, Ruff on the marsh, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Golden Plover flew down river, 1 Raven by the tip, Richard's Pipit frustratingly heard flight calling overhead but not visually located flew upriver 0745hrs, 4 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Wheatear by the tip, 2 Stonechat and 1 Whinchat from the Serin_mound (Neville Smith); 10 Black-tailed Godwit in Aveley Bay seen fr Dartford Marshes (Conrad Ellam)
  • South Barvin Farm, Enfield: 2 Red Kite, 10 Common Buzzard following the plough 11:00 (Robert Callf)
  • South Norwood CP: Common Buzzard (Steven Robinson)
  • Staines Moor: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 4 Stonechat, 1+ Willow Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, 2+ Blackcap, c7 Chiffchaff, 52+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail S, 2 Snipe, 1 Sand Martin, c30 Swallow, 26 Wigeon E, 7 Shoveler E, 1 Buzzard S, Red-legged Partridge, 1 Little Egret, 3 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Red Kite, 4 Reed Bunting, c13 Linnet and 1 Cetti's Warbler (Lee Dingain)
  • Staines Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Goldeneye and a large number of Cormorants and Great Crested Grebes (Samuel Perfect)
  • Stoneleigh KT17: 2 Yellow Wagtail low s. over calling at 14:15. Also 18 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Neil Batten).
  • Sutcliffe Park: Kingfisher, Heron, Jay. (Phil Laurie)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: f Pheasant, 3 Sparrowhawk (2 juvs together), 2 Kestrel, 2 Green Sandpiper, 12 Lapwing, 10 Stock Dove, 3 Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipit, 18 Swallow, Wheatear, 2 Nuthatch, 5 Chiffchaff, m Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Rook, 4 Reed Bunting, 45+ Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • Trent Park: Spotted Flycatcher 1st-winter Old Golf Course, Grey Wagtail (Robert Callf)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: Hobby, Golden Plover flew E calling, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Whinchat (Robert Callf/Robin White)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: male Wheatear in horse paddock (Stuart Fisher)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs (N): 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Fem Wheatear, 6 Pied Wagtails, 6 Meadow Pipits in feeding flock along Lockwood; a lone fem Wheatear; 3 Common Sandpipers, 1 Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher on Flood Relief; 4 hirundines south v high. (Quentin Given)
  • Wanstead Flats: 4 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, c50 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Tony Brown)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 3 Whinchat, 1 Swallow thru, 1 Stock Dove, c6 Meadow Pipit, c5 Blackcap, c6 Chiffchaff (Charlie Farrell)
  • Worcester Park: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipits, 25 Pied Wagtails on horse field(Bob Smith)

Saturday 13th September 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3 Meadow Pipit, Sedge Warbler western perimeter of cricket pitch & another near middle platform by Wood Green Res, Kingfisher Res, 10+ Chiffchaff, 5+ Blackcap (Gareth Richards, Bob Watts, James Palmer)
  • Beddington: 1 Raven, 1 Bullfinch (NFY), 5 Wigeon, 1 Whinchat, 1 Hobby, 4 Sparrowhawk (Peter Alfrey, BFBG)
  • Brent Reservoir: 7 Wigeon, 2 Water Rail, 2 Lapwing, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 1 Common Tern, Kingfisher, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff (Brent Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cranford Park: Kingfisher, Little Grebe, 2 Hobbys, Kestrel (Sue Giddens)
  • Crossness: 150 Teal, 2 Sparrowhawk, Meadow Pipit (Richard Bonser)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: Reed Warbler in willows by Beckham Academy, Chiffchaff in Southern Park (Conrad Ellam)
  • Hampstead Heath: Marsh Harrier flew in from NW & circled Parliament Hill for 5 mins at 1510 before heading E (Frank Nugent, John Hunt); Whinchat opp running track, Hobby, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 7 Meadow Pipit, 13 Swallow, 12+ House Martin, Common Buzzard over, 2 Shoveler & 3 Gadwall at Hampstead 1 pond (Frank Nugent).
  • Leyton, Jubilee Park and Orient Way: 1st yr Pied Flycatcher in sycamores W of Jubilee Park near new track by Orient Way alarm calling continuously for several seconds then seen flycatching then appeared to fly off, Whinchat at N end of Jub Park, 2 Yellow Wagtail N before sunrise, 5 Meadow Pipit over, 4+ Common Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail over, 900+ Ring-necked Parakeet leaving roost (a record so far!), imm Green Woodpecker (Stuart Fisher)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Green Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Motspur Park: 1 Peregrine adult eating prey on gas holder (Simon Osborn)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: Hobby, Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • Pepys Park, SE8: Chiffchaff (Richard Bonser)
  • Rainham RSPB: 17+ Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Snipe, 2 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Pintail, Wigeon, f Marsh Harrier, Hobby, 3 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 5+ Whinchat, Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Bullfinch, 10+ Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, 10+ Chiffchaff, 50+ Swallow (RSPB et al)
  • Richmond Park: 3 Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, several Swallows passing through, 5 Stonechat (4 together), 2 Whinchat, Wheatear, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (Neil Anderson); Lawn Field- 11 Meadow Pipit, 2 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, Wheatear (for its 6th day), 3 Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, 12+ Reed Bunting (J.Wilczur); 1 Hobby Upper Pen Pond (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Staines Moor: 3 Stonechat, 9+ Yellow Wagtail (around the livestock), 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 26 Eurasian Wigeon E (& 5 W later), 14 Shoveler E, 1 Common Snipe, 2+ Sand Martin, 4+ House Martin, 37 Barn Swallow, 2-3 Common Buzzard, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1+ Hobby, 4 Little Egret, 1+ Kingfisher, 17+ Linnet and c200 Eurasian Starling (Lee Dingain).
  • Stanwell Moor: 1 Red Kite, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Lee Dingain).
  • Swanley Park : female Teal (site first), 2 Tawny Owls calling, 5 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk (Andy Meaton)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 3 Sandwich Terns, adult Med Gull, Curlew, 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, Common Redstart, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff; also Wall butterfly, 2 Common Lizards (Andrew Self)
  • Tottenham Marshes: LNHS walk led by Peter Lambert. 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Whinchat, 1 Willow Warbler, many Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 20 Martin spp., many Migrant Hawker inc one being eaten by garden spider in web, Knot Grass Moth caterpillar . (Quentin Given)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Redstart, 18 Tree Sparrow, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Snipe, Hobby, Red Kite, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Buzzard. (Steve Blake)
  • Wanstead Flats.: 5-6 Whinchat, 1st winter m Stonechat, Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 10+ Meadow Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Skylark, 2 Sparrowhawk, Peregrine Falcon, 2 Kestrel, 15 Swallow, House Martin, 10 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, Great Black-backed Gull (Josh Selfe/Wanstead Birding)
  • Wanstead Park: Common Buzzard (Kathy Hartnett)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 1 fem Kestrel, c20 Meadow Pipit, c3 Blackcap, c3 Chiffchaff (Charlie Farrell)
  • Worcester Park: 4 Yellow Wagtail horse paddocks top of Green Lane west side, 5+ Meadow Pipit (Simon Osborn); also 25 Pied Wagtails(Bob Smith)

Friday 12th September 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Hobby 11am over cricket pitch with a magpie escort (Dawn Painter) 8+ Chiffchaff, 25+ Meadow Pipit (Bob Watts)
  • Beddington SF: 2 Wigeon (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Bexley: Kingfisher, River Shuttle opposite Meadowview Road. (Conrad Ellam)
  • Boxer's Lake, Enfield: 2 Shoveler eclipse male & female (Robert Callf)
  • Bushy Park: 2 Barn Owls 8pm west side, seen again at 9.30 (Ian R Watson)
  • Hampstead Heath: Morning on the hill 2 Snipe over and a Hobby, Few Meadow Pipits, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaffs and 10 House Martins. Plus whatever other regulars saw but haven't logged in yet! Suppression?! (Greengrandad)
  • London Wetland Centre: Pintail, 16 Wigeon, 2 Ruddy Duck, the 'exotic' duck I now feel is in the Speckled Teal x Yellow-billed Pintail hybrid area - great!, Buzzard, 2 Hobby, 2 Snipe, 7 Common Gull west, 3 Water Rail, 5 Swallow, 30 House Martin, 19 Meadow Pipit, Tree Pipit, 14 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler. (R.Kaye)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: 2 Whinchat and Spotted Flycatcher on dead oaks at 10:15 - 10:20 then flew off, 4 Yellow Wagtail 3 SE 1 E, 22+ Meadow Pipit (mostly south), Little Egret NE, Coal Tit, 50+ Blue Tit, Common Buzzard over mid afternoon, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 8+ Jay, 1 Blackcap no other sylvia warblers detected, 6+ Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 3 Swallow and 4 House Martin thru, Kingfisher, 2-3 Grey Wagtail (Stuart Fisher)
  • Oxleas Woods: 2 Hobby 9.45am, Tawny Owl calling 3am (John Reid)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Honey Buzzard 2.35pm, Common Buzzard, Peregrine, Skua sp 2.40pm, Whinchat (Tony Duckett); also Sparrowhawk high NE 1430, 2 Common Gull high SE 1350 autumn-1st, 2 Swallow NE 0940, House Martin, 25+ Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 3+ Blackcap, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail over, 3 Meadow Pipit over (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Lawn Field - 2 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, Wheatear, Sedge Warbler (J.Few, B.Murray et al per JW)
  • Stoke Newington East Reservoir: 2 Chiffchaff, f Sparrowhawk, 13 Gadwall, 3 Teal (Peter Beckenham)
  • Totteridge, Folly Farm: 1 Redstart, 6 Yellow Wagtail south, 1 Hobby, 2 Sparrowhawk, 12 mistle Thrush, 3 Little Owl calling (Tony Clancy)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Osprey heading south, 2+ Hobby, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, 2+ 3 Buzzard, Kestrel, c12 Tree Sparrow, Little Egret, 2 Common Gull. (Richard Coombes/Steve Blake)
  • Wanstead Flats: 1-2 Stonechat (year's first here), 4-5 Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 20+ Swallow, 2 Common Whitethroat, Blackcap, 15+ Chiffchaff, 3 Sparrowhawk,Kestrel, 9 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 2 Pochard (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan/Richard Rae)
  • Wanstead Park: 74 Pochard (site record), 5 Teal (Heronry) (Dan Hennessy).
  • Wood Green: 3 Common Buzzards south at 15.20, one distant 'buzzard sp' south at c14.30 (David Callahan, Ian Lycett).
  • Worcester Park: 2 Yellow Wagtail (Surrey Bird News via Twitter). also Whinchat on horse field(Bob Smith)
  • Wormwood Scrubs LNR: 4 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, c100 Meadow Pipit (Twitter)

Thursday 11th September 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 15+ Chiffchaffs, light passage Meadow Pipots (Bob Watts)
  • Chingford Plain: 3 Common Redstart, 1 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat (Ian Lycett)
  • East India Dock Basin: 1 Little Egret adult, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 44 Teal, 2 Chiffchaff, 50 Cormorant on pier, 1 Jay (John Archer)
  • King George V Res: 1 Whinchat, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Yellow Wagtail, a few Meadow pipit over, large flock of House Martin east, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper (Tony Clancy)
  • London NW1/WC1 Gordon Square area: Black Redstart heard (Francis Tusa)
  • London Wetland Centre: 27 Sand Martin, 10 House Martin, 4 Swallow, 2 Meadow Pipit, 5 Snipe incl. 2 migrants high east, 12 Wigeon, 2 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch (Adam Salmon). South Georgia Pintail (R.Kaye)
  • Mayflower Park: 3 Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher in shrubs highest point, Reed Warbler, Peregrine Falcon (Bob Smith)
  • Regent's Park: c25 Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Curlew flew west at 12.00 (R.Herbert per JW). eclipse male Red-crested Pochard, male Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, Kingfisher, c20 House Martin, 5 Swallow, 11 Skylark, c140 Meadow Pipit - grounded, Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, c20 Reed Bunting (J.Wilczur). 2 Kingfisher (M.Delpy per JW)
  • Sutcliffe Park: 1 or possibly 2 Whinchat, 4 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Wanstead Flats: Yellow Wagtail, 5 Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 6+ Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 15+ Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, 2 f Blackcap, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft/RichardRae)
  • Wanstead Park: 56 Pochard, 4 Teal, Coal Tit (Dan Hennessy)
  • Worcester Park: 25 Pied Wagtails, 2 Yellow Wagtails on horse field west (Bob Smith)

Wednesday 10th September 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Treecreeper in tit flock around Pitch n Putt birches, Kingfisher perched on right side of bridge on Tunel Res, c.5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap (Gareth Richards); Peregrine over (James Palmer)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Wigeon, 1 Water Rail, 2 Lapwings, 1 Ruff, 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Stock Dove, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • East India Dock Basin: 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff (John Archer)
  • Motspur Park: 2 Peregrine Falcons on gas holders(Bob Smith)
  • Osterley Park: 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Redstart, female Stonechat (earliest ever here by some 13 days!) (K.Fisher)
  • Rainham RSPB: male Goshawk high NE (1110), 2 Hobby, 2 Marsh Harrier (ELBF via Twitter)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 8 Shoveler, 12 Swallow, 9 House Martin, 20+ Chiffchaff - small influx, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat areas 20 & 39, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 10+ Meadow Pipit (RPBirders & RP Birds blog)
  • Richmond Park: Little Egret - Lower Pen Pond, Yellow Wagtail over, Wheatear, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler - Lawn Field (O.Dewhurst per JW), Red-Crested Pochard - Lower Pen Pond 16.00 (Peter Hart)
  • Riddlesdown: Still at least 2 Whinchats at Warlingham Court Farm, 1 Yellow Wagtail flew south at 09:05, 2 Skylarks, 5 Meadow Pipits.(John Birkett)
  • South Chingford (River Lee Flood Relief Channel): 3 Green Sandpiper (James Palmer)
  • Staines Moor: Jay,4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcaps, Sparrowhawk,Hobby, 3 Buzzards, 2 Grey Herons, 15+ Meadow Pipits, 2 Sedge Warblers, Reed Bunting, Dunlin, Stonechat, Whinchat, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler.Many Swallows and House Martins flying through. (Sue Giddens)
  • Swanley Park; 2 Tawny Owl calling at 4am in Whitecroft Copse, one seen (Andy Meaton)
  • Tottenham (Broadwater Farm): Sparrowhawk, 20-30 House Martin, Willow Warbler in mixed flock with Chiffchaffs, Long Tailed Tits and Blue Tits, 1-2 Spotted Flycatcher (James Palmer)
  • Walthamstow Marsh: 2 Whinchat in bomb-crater field, staying near the cattle. One Yellow Wagtail in horse paddocks, near the pile of grey stones, both 08:15. (Quentin Given)
  • Wanstead Flats: 20+ Meadow Pipit, 20+ Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 4 Swallow, Coal Tit, Common Snipe, 4 Shoveler, f Teal, 4+ Gadwall, 2 probable first winter Yellow-legged Gull flew northover SSSI (Nick Croft/Richard Rae)
  • Wanstead Park: 67 Common Pochard (Dan Hennessy)
  • Worcester Park: Spotted Flycatcher (Bob Smith).
  • Wormwood Scrubs LNR: c100 Meadow Pipit, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Jackdaw (Twitter)

Tuesday 9th September 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Red Kite drifted E - W over area high 16.30hrs (Jonathan Cooke).
  • Beddington SF: Great White Egret (briefly on North Lake then flew SE 1030), Tree Pipit, 4 Whinchat, 10 Yellow Wagtail, 11 Buzzard, Hobby, 10 Swallow (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bow Creek Ecology Park: 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2+ Chiffchaff (John Archer)
  • Crossness: 3 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear (Mike Robinson per JA)
  • East India Dock Basin: Yellow-legged Gull juv on pier, Kingfisher, 23 Teal, Grey Wagtail (John Archer & Jo Dowle)
  • Grovelands Park: Shoveler (James Palmer)
  • Hampstead Heath: Morning on the hill. v quiet. 10 Meadow Pipits, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff. No hirundines.(Greengrandad)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: fem Tawny Owl calling in Gilberts Slade 06:10, 26 Meadow Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 11 Jay, 3 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 10 Swallow 2 fem/imm Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe on Hollow Pond, probable Osprey S at 13:05 but rather distant (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Whinchat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 10 Snipe, 7 Wigeon, 2 Ruddy Duck, 2 Kingfisher, 5 Sedge Warbler (Oscar Dewhurst).
  • North Finchley: Hobby SE over house at 19.00 hrs(John Colmans)
  • Osterley Park: 1 Hobby, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whinchat (K.Fisher)
  • Rainham RSPB: Great White Egret (until 1640 at least) (Birdguides)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 5 Shoveler, 2 Buzzard N 1240, 3 Swallow, 13 Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Grey Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit S (RPBirders)
  • Riddlesdown: The overgrown field near Warlingham court farm is proving to be a hotspot for migrants. 7+ Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 2 Tree Pipit. Also Green Woodpecker and Kestrel. (J.Barnes). Afternoon - still at least 4 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 1 Tree Pipit, plus 2 Kestrels, 1 Meadow Pipit, 6 Skylarks, 3 Stock Doves, Willow Warbler, Blackcap. (Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: 20+ Swallow, 4 Common Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher, Wheatear, Whinchat, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler (Keith Kerr)
  • Totteridge Valley: Tawny Owl calling midday, Folly Farm: 2 Little Owl calling (Tony Clancy). Redstart on path N of Folly Farm (as on 5 Sep) this afternoon, Buzzard, Shoveler fem on Darlands Lake, Grey Wagtail, 9 Rook, 8 Mistle Thrush, 12 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap (John Colmans)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 30+ Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 10+ Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, 10+ Blackcap, Goldcrest, 3 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Shoveler, 3+ Gadwall (Nick Croft/Tim Harris/Richard Rae)
  • Wanstead Park: 44 Pochard (Dan Hennessy)
  • WC2 Inns of Court: Pied Flycatcher again (Ken Murray).

Monday 8th September 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 10+ Meadow Pipits (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, Little Egret, Yellow Wagtail, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff (Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 2 Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Broomfield Park, Palmers Green, N13: 5 juv Little Grebe - now two months old & fully independent, Swift, 3 Meadow Pipit over (Robert Callf)
  • Cornmill Gardens: Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail (Tom Moulton)
  • East India Dock Basin: Common Sandpiper, Chiffchaff, 15 Teal, 2 Brown-banded Carder Bee (John Archer)
  • Hampstead Heath: c30 Meadow Pipits over the hill, 5 Swallows, a Chiffchaff, a Whitethroat and imm Stonechat in hedge & thistles by running track.(Greengrandad); Stonechat still in situ at 1900 (Frank Nugent).
  • Mudchute: Common Buzzard 14:00 (Richard Harrison).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Great White Egret on Aveley Pool 13:50-17:10 at least, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (RBA)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 4 Shoveler, Buzzard NE 1405, Kingfisher low NW over Hill pm, 16 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 10 Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Yellow Wagtail over, Tree Pipit over, 10+ Meadow Pipit over (RPBirders & RP Birds blog)
  • Richmond Park: Spotted Redshank juv - flew off north from Pen Ponds at 08.30 perhaps the bird later at Barnes WWT (R. Herbert per JW). Greenshank heard overhead at 07.00, 3 Buzzard over together at 12.20, 270 Swallow through in 3 hours,Yellow Wagtail over, Meadow Pipit - light north-west passage & 14 grounded, 5 Stonechat, 3 Whitethroat, 7 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 24 Magpie in a flock (J.Wilczur). Wheatear, Whinchat - Lawn Field (B.Murray et al). Hobby over Pen Ponds around 14.00 (Peter Carlill).
  • St James's Park: 3 Common Buzzard together drifted lazily S from 1400 (Frank Nugent).
  • Sidcup: Yellow Wagtail NW over York Avenue, Nuthatch in garden (Ian Stewart per JA)
  • Swanley Park : 100 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Swallows, 20 House Martin (Andy Meaton)
  • Thorney C P: 2 Red Kites, Buzzard, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, 3 Pochards.(Sue Giddens)
  • Trent Park: Shoveler eclipse male lower lake - my first of the autumn here (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Stonechat (male), Kingfisher, Wigeon, 3 Buzzard. (Steve Blake)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 1 Wheatear - W Warwick, 2 Common Sands, 5 Meadow Pipits - Lockwood, 3 Swallows, 3 Willow Warblers, 4 Whitethroats, 15 Chiffchaffs, 6 Blackcaps, 2 Reed Warbler (David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2-4 Whinchat, Northern Wheatear, 2 Swallow, 10+ House Martin, 2 Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 5-6 Common Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, Goldcrest, Reed Bunting, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 40+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 6 Gadwall, Teal, 3 Pochard (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Common Sandpiper, 27 Pochard, 5 Egyptian Goose, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail (Dan Hennessy)
  • Worcester Park: Whinchat, 20 Pied Wagtails (Bob Smith)
  • WC2 Inns of Court, Pied Flycatcher and Willow Warbler (Ken Murray)

Sunday 7th September 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3 Yellow Wagtail, 37 Meadow Pipit in two flocks, 1cy Great Crested Grebe Wood Green Res (1st sighting of this species since early July when pair abandoned site), 8 Swallow (APOG)
  • Barnes Common: 1 Tree Pipit near Mill Hill. (Adrian Podmore)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Wigeon, 143 Gadwall, 162 Teal, 91 Shoveler, 81 Tufted Duck, 9 Pochard, 27 Great Crested Grebe, Ruff, 2 Snipe, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing (all counts from WeBS). Yellow Wagtail, Spotted Flycatcher, Common Tern, 4 Meadow Pipits, 6 Swallow over (Brent Birders)
  • Canons Farm: 1 Merlin (imm/fem low SE at 09.40), 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Sedge Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff (Steve Gale)
  • Cornmill Gardens: Kingfisher (John Archer)
  • Cranford C P: 3 Whinchats for a 4th day, 4 Buzzards over, 2 Hobbys, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Blackcaps, 1 Red Kite, Goldcrest, 2 Jays, 8 Linnets.10+ Mistle Thrush.(Sue Giddens, Wendy Marks).
  • Crossness: Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 26 Redshank, 3 Lapwing, Little Egret, Kingfisher, 2 Jackdaw east, 2 Hybrid Shelduck, 510 Teal (John Archer)
  • Gunpowder Park: 6 Whinchat (Neville Smith).
  • Hampstead Heath: 4 Common Buzzard SE 1220-1330, Wheatear on the benches on Parliament Hill, 3 Yellow Wagtail and a Grey Wagtail over, c40 Meadow Pipit including 8 on the deck (at Cohen's Field Pryors Field & opp running track), c60 Swallow & House Martin, 4 Gadwall (Frank Nugent).
  • Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens: 1 Spotted Flycatcher (leafyard), Nuthatch, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Shoveler, c12 Pochard, 3+ Goldcrest (Charlie Farrell)
  • King George V Reservoir: 2 early red-headed Goosanders on flood relief, 5 Wheatear, 4 Common Sandpiper, 70 Sand martins, 6 House Martins, 6 Swallows, 6 Common Terns, no sign of 10+ Yellow Wagtails reported by other observers at NE corner by 11.15. (Quentin Given)
  • Leyton Flats: male Redstart (P Betts).
  • London Wetland Centre: 91 Gadwall, 69 Shoveler, 50 Teal, 7 Wigeon, 6 Mandarin, 2 Ruddy Duck, Water Rail, Hobby (W), 5 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, c. 20 Meadow Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear (WWT website); Also 1 Common Sandpiper pm (Oscar Dewhurst).
  • Lonsdale road: 1 sedge warbler, 1 reed bunting (john gordon)
  • Motspur Park: Peregrine on gas holders(Bob Smith)
  • Pinner: Little Egret - a chance viewing of a bird from my front window (Richard Francis).
  • Netherhouse Farm E4: 6 Buzzards over another hunting low, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Whinchats, 2 Whitethroats, 6 Swallows heading NW, 4 House Martins and a Coal Tit (Harry Harrison)
  • Rammey Marsh: 1 Whinchat (Neville Smith).
  • South Norwood Country Park: Peregrine falcon over lake ( L Leadbeater)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 3 Teal, Sparrowhawk, Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, ad + juv Goldcrest (TeRNS)
  • Town Park, Enfield: Kingfisher female Carr's Basin, juv Grey Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, 7+ Goldfinch feeding in horse chestnut trees (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: flycatcher sp. near Riding centre seen in flight presumed to be Pied Flycatcher but not re-located, 9 Yellow Wagtail in paddocks, 1 Whinchat in bomb crater field, 10+ Blackcap, Little Egret, 2 Shoveler south, 20+ Meadow Pipit N (Stuart Fisher)
  • Wanstead Flats: 6 Whinchat, 2 Northern Wheatear, 10+ Yellow Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 24 Meadow Pipit, 42 Swallow, 18 House Martin, 4 Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Blackcap, Goldcrest, 7 Linnet, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Buzzard sp (Bob Vaughan), Tawny Owl, 16 Mute Swan, 6 Egyptian Goose, 28 Gadwall, 58 Mallard, 7 Shoveler, 47 Common Pochard, 28 Tufted Duck, 10 Little Grebe, 1 ad 3 juv Great Crested Grebe on Basin, 99 Coot, 22 Moorhen, 2 Grey Wagtail (Tim Harris)
  • Woodlands Farm: Hobby, 7 Swallows, 6 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: c18 Meadow Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail (over), 3+ Jackdaw, c3 Chiffchaff, 3+ Blackcap, 1 x fem Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, 2+ GS Woodpecker (Charlie Farrell)

Saturday 6th September 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Female Common Redstart Lower Slopes 1600, 5 Whinchat (4 cricket scrub w perimeter, 1 filter beds), 8 Spotted Flycatcher (5 Lower slopes 1 Grove 1 Golf Course 1 Platform 1), 2 Willow Warbler, 15+ Swallow , 5 House Martin south, 5 Meadow Pipit (Gareth Richards, Bob Watts).
  • Bexley DA5 (Upper College Farm): Common Buzzard over Bexley CC, Whitethroat, Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Ian Stewart)
  • Brent Reservoir: Sandwich Tern, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Spotted Flycatcher, Garganey in North Marsh, Yellow Wagtail, 13 Meadow Pipits, 70+ Swallows, 2 Swifts, Wheatear (Brent Birders). Autumn Bird Count Day - 79 species at 16.00 - brilliant stuff - posts like these just make me want to chuck my bins into Ruislip Lido & give up birding forever [JR]. [That's the price you pay for living in Pinner instead of Brent] - hmm, well at least I don't live in Kensal Green :]
  • Cornmill Gardens: Kingfisher (Tom Moulton)
  • Cornmill Meadows: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Female Kestrel, 3 Teal, 2 Pheasant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret. (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Chingford Plain/Warren Hill: 15 Common Buzzards (circa 17.15pm) 3 North 12 South after grouping, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Redstart (adult male & Imm/Fem), 1 Whinchat. (Ken Murray)
  • Cranford Park: 3 Whinchats, Kestrel, 3 Buzzards, Common Whitethroat.(Sue Giddens); 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Kingfisher, Blackcap, 2 Spotted Flycatcher - photos on Flickr .(Kish Woolmore )
  • Crayford Marshes: Curlew Sandpiper on shore east of Crayford Ness, Avocet in Aveley bay, Grasshopper Warbler still in bushes opposite saltings, 3 Whinchat on landfill, 4 Teal on Kent side of river with lots on Essex side, 3 Little Egret, Kestrel, Peregrine, Golden Plover heard calling, 12 Lapwing, 15 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Greenshank, c20 Yellow Legged Gulls, Kingfisher, 4+ Swallow, 2+ House Martin, Grey Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, Blackcap, 2+ Cetti's Warbler, 5+ Chiffchaff, Jay (Ian Stewart)
  • Fairlop Waters: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat (Neil Twyford)
  • Greenwich Pennisula: 4 Blackcap, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff in Ecology Park. Pied Flycatcher Sainsburys Ecology Park, Whinchat nursery meadow. (Conrad Ellam)
  • Greenwich Park: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler, Meadow Pipit over (Joe Beale)
  • Hampstead Heath: Common Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Lesser Whitethroat in hedge on Parliament Hill, 4 Swallow and 2 Sand Martin over, 50+ House Martin in the rain (Frank Nugent). Spagnum Bog Area. p.m. 2 Whitethroats & volatile tit flock including 3 or 4 phylloscs.(observer ?)
  • Kensal Green Cemetery and St Mary’s Cemetery: 1 Spotted flycatcher, 1+ Goldcrest, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Coal Tit (Charlie Farrell)
  • Lea Valley, Goosefield: Honey Buzzard over N.E. 16.15 (Barry Jones)
  • Lea Valley - Netherhall/Glen Faba: 1 f Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 3 Egyptian Goose, 29 G C Grebe, c 5 singing Cettis Warbler (Nigel May).
  • Leyton, Jubilee Park/Orient Way: Whinchat, 2 Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting, 365+ Ring-necked Parakeet leaving roost, 8 Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Reed Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Ruddy duck - reservoir lagoon, 3 Spotted Flycatcher - wildside area (Catherine Beazley); Whinchat (pr) - Grazing Marsh, 7 C Snipe , Swallow, 6 Chiffchaff , Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler, small group Song Thrush, Kingfisher (Angus Innes).
  • Petersham Meadows: late afternoon 2 Whinchat and 1 Buzzard over Ham House (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Richmond Park: Tree Pipit by hawthorns 250m NW of Ladderstile Gate, 5 Whinchat - 2 Lawn Field & 3 Pond Slade, 3 Stonechat, 12 Reed Bunting - Lawn Field, 2 male Gadwall, 2 Kingfisher - Pen Ponds (J.Wilczur)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Swallow S, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Jackdaw SE, Kestrel high S (Ian Stewart)
  • Southall, Warren Farm: 14 Rook, 50+ Jackdaw, 6+ Pied Wagtail (Rob Mills)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Whinchat (fem) by east reservoir (TeRNS)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Hobby, Sparrowhawk, min 3 Green Sandpiper (3 flew by wood together + later 2 by pools), Snipe, 11 Lapwing, c10 Stock Dove, Skylark, c5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, Wheatear, 7 Swallow, 7 Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 4 Jay over high, Bullfinch heard, c60 Linnet (Neil Anderson/G. Westley)
  • Totteridge, Folly Farm: 12 Mistle Thrush, 2 Little Owl (Tony Clancy). Redstart, 30+ House Martin 11.30 paddock near Partingdale Lane (Andrew Bailey)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Whinchat, Wheatear, Redstart 1stw male, Red Kite. (S Blake, R Flesher, Steven Pierce)
  • Victoria Park: 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Blackcaps, a party of Warblers mixed Chiffchaff & Willow Warblers, . Richard Drew and Jan Dobbie with Bird Barmy Army saw juvenile Cuckoo and counted a mixed Tit flock with minimum 170 birds (Harry Harrison)
  • Ingrebourne Valley : Redstart 1w female type, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Shaun Harvey)
  • Walthamstow Marsh: 6 Yellow Wagtail in paddocks, 2 Meadow Pipit (Stuart Fisher)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 2 Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Cetti's Warblers singing (one on Lea halfway up Lockwood other at the usual place by bridge), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, (David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: 5 Whinchat, 2 f Common Redstart, m 1st winter Northern Wheatear, 2 Tree Pipit, 36+ Meadow Pipit, 16+ Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5-6 Spotted Flycatcher, 6+ Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Common Whitethroat, 20+ Blackcap, Reed Warbler, Goldcrest, 18+ House Martin, Swallow, 3 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Shoveler, Teal, 4 Pochard, 3 Gadwall, 2 Egytian Goose, 200+ Ring-necked Parakeet going west to roost (Wanstead Birding)
  • Wanstead Park: An amazing spectacle of 24 buzzard moving through north-west en masse over Heronry c.16:35 - 2 at least looking good for Honey Buzzard (didn't anyone else in London see this?) (NC/Kathy Hartnett/Jonathan Lethbridge/TimHarris). Hobby, Kestrel, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Goldcrest, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Blackcap, 6+ Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 50+ Pochard, f Teal, 23 Gadwall, Little Egret, 6+ Little Egret, Bullfinch (Nick Croft)
  • Worcester Park: 380 Jackdaw feeding in paddocks & school playing fields at the top of Green Lane at 18.30 (Simon Osborn)

Friday 5th September 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Whinchats 1730 cricket scrub to western perimeter (Bob Watts)
  • Arkley Fields/Whitings Hill: 2 Common Buzzards, 100+ Swallows (Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam).
  • Cranford CP: 3 Hobby, 2 Red Kites, 1 Whinchat, 2 large hirundine flocks (50 plus birds), 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher (T James).1 Wheatear (Sue Giddens)
  • Cranham marsh: 1 Bullfinch (Ben Green)
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank on saltings, Grasshopper Warbler by Thames path opposite saltings, Spotted Flycatcher in scrub just north of path junction, 3 Whinchat on landfill along Darent, 10 Teal, 4 Little Egrets, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Peregrine, 10 Lapwing, 4 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 5 Redshank, 64+ Yellow Legged Gull mainly adults but 2 1st winters, Kingfisher, 10+ Swallow, 10+ House Martin, Yellow Wagtail, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 3+ Cetti's Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff 1 singing, Jay (Ian Stewart)
  • East India Dock Basin: Sparrowhawk juv male, 22 Teal (John Archer)
  • King George V Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 red-head Smew ( been here a while), 6 Grey Wagtail, 20 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 200+ Cormorants, 6 Common Sandpiper, large flocks of Swallows and House Martin East , 1 Small Heath (Tony Clancy)
  • London Wetland Centre: Hobby,Sparrowhawk 3,Common Snipe (Les McCallum)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Goldcrest, Chiffchaff (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Oakwood Park, N14: Green Woodpecker juv/1st-winter male, 4 Chiffchaff, 15 Magpie, 3 Greenfinch female feeding two juveniles (Robert Callf)
  • Osterley Park: 1 Hobby, 1 Pheasant, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Skylark (K.Fisher).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 2 Whinchat (almost certainly yesterday's birds), 2 Wheatear (male & first-winter), 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Little Owl, Kestrel, 25 Jackdaw, 5 Jay, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Chiffchaff, male Whitethroat, Goldcrest, 4 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 2 Redstart (playground), Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Yellow-Legged Gull (juveniles) (Aveley Bay), Spotted Redshank, Avocet, Garden Warbler, 2 Pintail (ELBF via Twitter); 4 Whinchat (Twitter); Caspian Gull (Birdguides).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 3 Jackdaw SW, 5 Swallow, House Martin, 13 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Treecreeper again in tit flock Leaf Yard Wd edge nr rugby pitch area 41, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 juv Grey Wagtail Hanover Is water-cascade a1, Meadow Pipit SE (RPBirders)
  • River Roding, South Woodford, and nearby scrubland: Grey Wagtail, Little Egret, Blackcap (Alan Hobson).
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher at 1440 (Frank Nugent).
  • South Lodge Farm, Enfield: 3 Yellow Wagtail, 9 alba Wagtail, included a possible White Wagtail feeding amongst horses (Robert Callf).
  • Sutcliffe Park: not bird record but six mid instar Southern Green Shieldbugs, Rufescent Scentless Plant Bug.(P Kite)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: Little Egret, 3 Snipe, 6 Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, 5 Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat & 120 Swallows through (Andrew Self).
  • Totteridge Valley: Redstart, Little Owl, Blackcap, Treecreeper (Deb Jackson). Where exactly was the Redstart please? Seen from footpath north of Folly Farm.
  • Trent Park Equestrian Centre: 23 Barn Swallow on overhead wires 13:10 (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Spotted Flycatcher, Common Swift, Common Buzzard, 13 Swallow, 3 Little Egret (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Wanstead Flats: Pied Flycatcher (enclosure), 2 Common Redstart (pub scrub), 3 Whinchat, Northern Wheatear, 7 Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 7 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 13+ Swallow, 8 House Martin, 3 Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Whitethroat, 8 Blackcap, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 4 Teal, 5 Pochard, 4 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall (Nick Croft).
  • Wanstead Park: 60 Pochard (Tim Harris/DanHennessy)
  • Waterworks NR: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Willow Warbler (Jonathan Nasir)
  • West Ham Park: Pied Flycatcher ornamental gardens at 1330 (Birdguides/Marco Johnson)
  • Worcester Park: 1 Whinchat on bramble bush in paddocks next to fence with school playing fields top of Green Lane 18.35, and hundreds of Jackdaws (Simon Osborn)
  • Wraysbury GP: Yellow Wagtail, Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Buzzard (C Lamsdell)

Thursday 4th September 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Hobby (female) hawking dragonflies over S. Slopes 16.40 (Jonathan Cooke). Kingfisher fishing at Wood Green Res until 0745 at least (site year 1st), also Willow Warbler with 4+ Chiffchaffs 1830 adjacent to reservoir (Bob Watts).
  • Blackheath: 1 Whinchat briefly (Joe Beale)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Egret, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, Snipe, Sedge Warbler (Andrew Self)
  • Cranford Park: 3 Whinchats, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrels. (Sue Giddens)
  • Crossness: 3 Yellow Wagtail (2 north 1SW), 4 Swallow NE, 4 Sand Martin north, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad & juv), 2 Green Sandpiper, 3+ Common Sandpiper, 3+ Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Snipe, c30 Lapwing, 9 Common Tern, 2 Little Egret, 2 Gadwall, 2 hybrid Shelduck, Canada x Greylag Goose hybrid, 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Chiffchaff, 50+ Goldfinch, 25 Linnet, Grey Seal (John Archer)
  • Finsbury Park: 3 Spoonbill south over railway 1915 (RBA)
  • Hampstead Heath: 1 male Common Redstart in Hawthorn on Parliament Hill, 1 Whinchat opp running track, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit over (Frank Nugent).
  • Hyde Park: 2 Hobby (D.Jordan)
  • Lea Valley: (Near Chingford by A406) River Channel S of William Girling reservoir: 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, 1 Peregrine flew over, 5+ Swallows, 3+ Sand Martins, 2 House Martins. (Davey Leach)
  • Leyton Flats: 8 ChiffCHaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Jay, 7 Pochard, Great Crested Grebe (Roger Orwin)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Spotted Flycatcher, 2 House Martin (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Mayesbrook Park: Pied Flycatcher in sallows west of end of lake by railway with tit flock reported 0730 (BirdGuides)
  • Oylers farm: ,new river 2 spotted flycatchers in dead tree (Brian Dawton)
  • Petts Wood: Kestrel, Blackcap, 5+ Chiffchaff, 4+ Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, male Bullfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Pinner Park Farm: first-winter Pied Flycatcher (first record for fourteen years), Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail , Grey Wagtail over, 2 Little Owl, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 55 Jackdaw, 9 Jay, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldfinch, Long-tailed Tit, 14 Stock Dove, 3 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: Redstart (playground still), Curlew Sandpiper (Aveley Bay), Whinchat, Hobby (ELBF via Twitter)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 5 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 3 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 11 Chiffchaff, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, Meadow Pipit over (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Spotted Flycatcher in limes by entrance to Holly Lodge (F.J.Maroevic). 2 Whinchat at the Bog/Holly Lodge (Hugh Bradshaw). also Whinchat, 4 Stonechat, Whitethroat, 23 Reed Bunting - all Lawn Field (J.Wilczur)
  • Scadbury Park: 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 6+ Blackcap, juv Whitethroat, 10+ Chiffchaff 1 singing, 4+ Goldcrest 2 juv, 3+ Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 2 Bullfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): Little Grebe, 3 Egyptian Geese, 9 Tufted Duck 6 juv, Peregrine (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): 2 Grey Wagtails, Black Headed Gull over calling 00.20, Peregrine, Goldcrest, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Ian Stewart)
  • Sutcliffe Park: Little Grebe, Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler (Conrad Ellam)
  • Trent Park: Kingfisher (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 75+ Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, c100 Goldfinch, c40 Linnet, Bullfinch, Little Grebe, drake Wigeon, Red Kite. (Steve Blake)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: Little Egret, Yellow Wagtail, Spotted Flycatcher, 50+ Linnet (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: 5 Whinchat, Common Redstart (1st winter m), Tree Pipit, Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 7 Swallow, Sand Martin, 10+ House Martin, 15+ Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 6+ Blackcap, Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 5 Common Pochard, 6 Gadwall (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Wigeon, 63 Common Pochard (Dan Hennessy), 2 Teal, 7 Gadwall, 2 Swallow, House Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Kingfisher, 2 Meadow Pipit (Nick Croft)

Wednesday 3rd September 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: no sign Wryneck, but Tree Pipit west side early evening (RBA)
  • Bow Creek: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Teal, 1 Chiffchaff singing (John Archer).
  • Brent Reservoir: 1 Little Egret, 2 Lapwing, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, 13 House Martin, juv Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff (Andrew Haynes).
  • Brookmill Park: Song Thrush, 4 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam).
  • Crayford Marshes: Whinchat in grassland about 60M south of industrial estate, 4 Little Egret, 3 Common Buzzard 12.40 14.00 + 14.10, Sparrowhawk, 5 Kestrels, 2 Ringed Plover, 18 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5-6 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 20+ Yellow-legged Gull, 2+ Common Tern, Kingfisher, few Swallows + House Martins, Yellow Wagtail, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, 6+ Chiffchaff, 2 Rook, 2 seals off Darent (Ian Stewart)
  • Crossness: Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 5 Common Sandpiper, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 150 Teal (Conrad Ellam).
  • East India Dock Basin: Yellow Wagtail circled then flew south at 09:45, Ring-necked Parakeet NW (scarce here), Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, 8 Teal, Grey Wagtail (John Archer).
  • Leyton Flats: 3 Green Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Great Crested Grebe (Roger Orwin).
  • Little Britain Iver/Cowley: 3 Hobby's, Kingfisher, 2 Egyptian Geese, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Wigeon: (Sue Giddens)
  • Liverpool Street Station: 1 Peregrine (mobbed by crow) at 6.30pm (Clive Herbert).
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Wigeon, 2 Ruddy Duck, Marsh Harrier at 10:15 a.m., Hobby, 8 Snipe (WWT website).
  • Pinner (Cannon Lane): Grey Wagtail along the River Pinn (Jon Ridge).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 2 Common Redstart (adult male & yesterday's female), Yellow Wagtail over, Little Owl, Kestrel, 3 Chiffchaff, 22 Jackdaw, Jay, 8 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker & a Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Redstart (playground) (ELBF via Twitter).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 6 Spotted Flycatchers (Rose Garden) at 1315 (Ian Grant & Barry Chambers); ad m Hobby hunting over chat bush area 34, juv Cuckoo Wildlife Gdn a20 at 1015, 10 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher OGS Pen a39 & Leaf Yard Wd a41, 2 Whinchat chat bush, 4 Grey Wagtail holding pond a1, f Bullfinch (rare here) QM Gdns a17 in Rose-Wheel holly 1040 & h on nearby hill 1210 (RPBirders & RP Birds blog)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher again at 1440, 4 House Martin and a Sparrowhawk (Frank Nugent).
  • St John's Gardens (Farringdon): Chiffchaff singing 08:30 am (observer?).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Spotted Flycatcher around LWT garden (TeRNS)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Spotted Flycatcher (Bob Watts per JA).
  • Town Park, Enfield: Kingfisher Carr's Basin, male Pochard (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler (Robert Callf); also Hobby, Common Buzzard, Lesser Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher ( Ride Wood), Goldfinch, Northern Wheatear, 4 Chiffchaff, 5 Swallow, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Mandarin (f mm). ( Pete Lowman, Bob Husband).
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Spotted Flycatcher, Wheatear. (Richard Coombes/Steve Blake)
  • Vicarage Farm: 4 Whinchat Hog Hill (one at 09:40 had increased to four by 12:50), 2 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 3 Nuthatch, juv Bullfinch, 4 Yellowhammer, 2 f/imm Reed Bunting, Painted Lady (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Common Redstart, 2 Whinchat (both Bombcrater field - thanks to Jonathan Nasir - got the Whinchats eventually), 2 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail on rear paddocks. Also Buzzard over Waterworks NR & Grey Wagtail on Coppermill Lane (Adam Winstanley).
  • Wandsworth: 1 Swift drifting south over Burntwood Lane SW17 (Nick Moll)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, 10+ Blackcap, 5+ Swallow, House Martin, 6 Shoveler, 9 Gadwall, 6+ Little Grebe, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft).
  • Wanstead Park: juv male Red-crested Pochard (Dan Hennessy). 53 Common Pochard, 7 Gadwall, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Little Egret, Kingfisher, 2 Common Whitethroat, 5+ Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk (Dan Hennessy/Jonhathan Lethbridge/Nick Croft).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Whinchat, 4 Blackcap, 7 Yellow Wagtail, Whitethroat, Little Egret, 4 Meadow Pipit (Twitter).

Tuesday 2nd September 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 5 Whinchats Cricket Scrub, Hobby, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk 13.00-13.30 (Mike Benyon); Wryneck again cricket scrub 1715 but not since also 2 Spotted Flycatchers deer enclosures (Henry Wyn-Jones), Yellow Wagtail NE 0700 (Bob Watts)
  • Beddington SF: 1 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 6 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 10 Common Buzzard, 2 Greenshank, 15 Lapwing, 35 Shoveler, 22 Gadwall, 40 Teal, 30 Mallard, 25 Linnet, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 6 House Martin, 50 Swallow, 2 Pochard (BFBG website)
  • Brent Reservoir: 5 Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper (Andrew Self)
  • Hampstead Heath: 3 Spotted Flycatcher near feeders Bird Pond plus 1 by Highgate No 1 Pond 08:00 (Allan Stewart) plus one at top of Pryor's Field (MBS)
  • Chingford Plain, 3 spotted flycatchers, 3 whinchat, juvenile hobby (observer ?)
  • Hanwell W7, Grand Union Canal: Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler (Rob Mills)
  • Fairlop: 1 C. Buzzard been chased by fem kestrel(Steve Bacon)
  • Leyton Flats: 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 5 ChiffChaff (Roger Orwin)
  • Hyde Park, 3 (vocal) Hobbies high over Nursery at 8.30am.(D.Jordan)
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: Whinchat perched on maize crop (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner Park Farm: female Common Redstart (not as colourful as yesterday's bird), Yellow Wagtail & Grey Wagtail over, late Swift, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Little Owl, 7 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 6 Stock Dove, 40 Jackdaw, 6 Jay, 5 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Goldfinch & 2 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Pool River Linear Park: Spotted Flycatcher (Sava Centre end), and Kingfisher (Paul Moss)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Spotted Crake, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (ELBF via Twitter); Avocet, Marsh Harrier, Grey Plover, Ruff, Whinchat (RSPB Rainham via Twitter).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 6 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail over (RPBirders).
  • Richmond Park: Osprey over at 07.30 (M.Lewis). 430 Swallow over mainly SW- passage all morning including 390 counted 10.30-11.30 when passage ceased, 2 Buzzard, 2 Hobby, male Wigeon, Pochard duckling with Tufted Duck 'mother', Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 10 Reed Bunting - Lawn Field (J.Wilczur) 4 Stonechat, Meadow Pipit - Lawn Field, Kingfisher (J.Few). Whinchat - 16 acre (M. Lewis). Spotted Flycatcher (S.Read).
  • Russia Dock Woodland: Kingfisher, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Sidcup: 3 Spoonbill flew SE over York Avenue at 07:55 (ian Stewart per JA).
  • Tooting Common: Chiffchaff singing, 2 Blackcap (James Hudson).
  • tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: juv Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcap, fem/juv Common Whitethroat (Bob Watts)
  • Trent Park: Spotted Flycatcher ( water garden), Common Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Tawny Owl, 20 Goldfinch, 3 Mandarin, Green Woodpecker, 3 Ring-Necked Parakeet.(Pete Lowman).
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Hobby, 4 Tree Sparrow, Little Owl. (A Gardiner, R Coombes, S Blake)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Common Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Swift, Yellow Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 50+ Swallow (Jonathan Nasir); Common Redstart still in the rear paddocks at 4pm then in a nearby horse chestnut (Adam Winstanley)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Whinchat, 2-3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, 40+ Swallow, Sand Martin, 10+ House Martin, 10+ Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 15+ Blackcap, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Common Whitethroat, 6 Shoveler, f Pochard, f Teal, 3 Gadwall, plenty of Dunnock though! (Nick Croft). Nuthatch over Bush Wood Road (Richard Rae)
  • Waterworks NR: 13 Common Buzzard over 11.45 - 12.45, 2 Whinchat on Pitch n Putt, Cetti's Warbler (Jonathan Nasir).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Wryneck still 1304. Plus c7 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, c6 Whitethroat, 5 Buzzard east. (Roy Nuttall & David Lindo).

Monday 1st September 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Wryneck still 1830 when flew to Cricket Scrub (APOG), 1:30 in the lone willow south perimeter of cricket pitch, then flew back towards the west clump of trees (Dawn Painter); Common Tern over boating lake 18:10 (P.Angus); 2 Hobbies over woods to north of Cricket Pitch 1600 (Francis Tusa). Also Tree Pipit over Boating Lake 730am (Henry Wyn-Jones). another Tree Pipit heard 0800 over cricket scrub (Gareth Richards, Dominic Mitchell)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Egyptian Goose (East Marsh), 1 Spotted Flycatcher (flycatching from dead tree on north bank), 2 Swift (Ed Wang).
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam).
  • Highgate, Waterlow Park: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Chiffchaff (Paul Angus)
  • Leyton Flats: 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 6 Cormorant flying over, 6 Mistle Thrush, 2 Jay (Roger Orwin)
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 Snipe, 35 Lapwing, male Ruddy Duck, 2 Swift, 25 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin, 4 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 47 Greenfinch (J.Wilczur); Merlin late morning (via twitter)
  • Park Farm, Enfield: Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler (Robert Callf)
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: 47 Barn Swallow on overhead wires 08:30 (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner Park Farm: female Common Redstart with really bright orange flanks - (never seen that before & perhaps I should add that I double checked that this bird was not a first-winter male in transitional plumage - chats can appear in all sorts of plumages with a plethora of ambiguities & unexpected colourations - I have even found a Wheatear with a full 'black' rump!), first-winter Whinchat, 2 Little Owl, Common Buzzard, Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, Swallow through, 4 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Stock Dove, 37 Jackdaw, 2 Jay, 3 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: Curlew Sandpiper (Birdguides)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: c25 House Martin, c3 Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher - quick visit after big clear-through & clearout y'day (RPBirders).
  • Richmond Park: 14 Whinchat - still 5 at Lawn Field/Pen Ponds 15.00 (Peter Hart) 5 at Pond Slade/16 Acre Field (M.Lewis) one at Sawyer's Hill (M.Delpy) & 3 at The Bog (J.Wilczur); Redshank - Upper Pen Pond- early a.m. (S.Read per JW). 2 Stonechat - Lawn Field (MD)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher (Frank Nugent).
  • Sidcup: Tree Pipit over York Avenue at 07:14 (Ian Stewart per JA)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Whinchat still at 0730 at west end of the causeway, Also one Black-necked Grebe distantly on South Basin (Alastair Dent with Bob Warden).
  • Trent Park: 3 Spotted Flycatcher (2 Old Golf Course 1 Water Garden) (Robert Callf); also Kestrel, Hobby, 3 Spotted Flycatcher ( water garden), 5 Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, Tawny Owl (h), Blackcap, 24 Swallow, Goldfinch.(Pete Lowman, Bob Husband).
  • Tyttenhanger GP: Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, Common Snipe, c6 Tree Sparrow, 23 Mistle Thrush, c50 Swallow, c50 House Martin (Steve Blake)
  • Vicarage Farm: Little Egret flew NE 0725, Whinchat, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 f/imm Reed Bunting (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: (big clearance) Cuckoo, 2-3 Whinchat, Common Redstart, Wheatear, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1-2 Tree Pipit, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 15 Mistle Thrush, Hobby, 3 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 2 Skylark, 3 Pochard, 2 Teal, Gadwall, 5 Swallow, Sand Martin, 22 House Martin, 3 Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, 10+ Common Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 10+ Blackcap, Goldcrest (Richard Rae/Dan Hennessy/John Weil/Nick Croft)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Common Redstart, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, c3 Whinchat, c18 Blackcap, c10 Whitethroat, c3 Willow Warbler, c10 Meadow Pipit (David Lindo & Roy Nuttall).

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